A federal judge has resigned from a special court set up to oversee government surveillance, apparently in protest of President Bush's secret authorization of a domestic spying program on people with suspected terrorist ties.
U.S. District Judge James Robertson would not comment Wednesday on his resignation, but The Washington Post reported that it stemmed from deep concern that the surveillance program Bush authorized was legally questionable and may have tainted the work of the court.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
"Judge Reportedly Resigns Over U.S. Spy Program"
NYTimes Online (Associated Press story), December 21, 2005: