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Warrantless-Wiretap Win Nets Victims a Paltry $40K

WIRED December 21, 2010

David Kravets

A federal judge on Tuesday awarded $20,400 each to two American lawyers
illegally wiretapped by the George W. Bush administration, and granted
their counsel $2.5 million for the costs litigating the case for more than
four years.

It was the first and likely only lawsuit in which there was a ruling
against the former administration’s secret National Security Agency
surveillance program adopted in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terror

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