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Judge Tosses Part of Bush Terror Order

U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins (Los Angeles) issued a 55 page ruling today declaring part of an order by President Bush allowing the seizure of funds by associates of alleged terror groups to be unconsitutional.

U.S. District Judge Audrey Collins found that part of the law, signed by Bush on September 23, 2001 and used to freeze the assets of terrorist organizations, violated the Constitution because it put no apparent limit on the president's powers to place groups on that list.

Ruling in a lawsuit brought against the Treasury Department in 2005 by the Center for Constitutional Rights, Collins also threw out a portion of Bush's order which applied the law to those who associate with the designated organizations.

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