This is why we have a constitution--to keep government within its lawful confines.
True, the american people were deceived by the events of 911 that gave us this, but the american people are just like their elected representatives who voted in the patriot act without reading it. We deserve the government we have for being so lazy, complacent, and unquestioning.
And we got to this point because good old George Bush passed the Patriot Act. What's the difference? Allowing phone tapping of "suspected terrorists" without proof. Patriot Act opened the flood gates to this. And you quoted a court order, therefore the legality is validated by the court. Just another attempt to make the Obama Administration look like the enemy.
"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern