OCCUPATION: United States District Court Judge
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: First judge to rule the National Security Administration's warrantless wiretapping program unconstitutional and grant a permanent injunction to halt ita direct challenge to the Bush Administration.
CON: A three-judge panel stayed the ruling, pending an appeal by the Bush administration. Judicial Watch has also alleged that Taylor may have had a conflict of interest in the case, having served as trustee of a group that donated $45,000 over two years to the complainant, the American Civil Liberties Union.
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