Warrantless wiretapping unconstitutional?

The article “Judge nixes warrantless surveillance” tells how U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor has declared the NSA’s program of warrantless wiretapping to be unconstitutional. I haven’t read the opinion, and I haven’t read the ACLU’s original complaint, but my gut reaction to the decision is that it’s right.

I wonder about the contention the government makes, again as told by the article, that the program is within the president’s authority but proving this “would require revealing state secrets.” What might have to be revealed in order to prove scope of authority?

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