Privately citing deep concerns over the warrantless wiretapping FISA Judge James Robertson US District Judge James Robertson …

one of 11 members of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, sent a letter to Chief Justice John D. Roberts Jr. late Monday notifying him of his resignation without providing an explanation.

Robertson is reported to have privately expressed his concerns that Bush’s authorizations were illegal and had tainted the court. This is not going to go away for the Bush administration. The cocky bravado ‘I will continue to authorize’ to save our country stance isn’t going to keep him out of the kettle this time. Read the whole article here.

Update: Jeralyn at TalkLeft has a very lengthy post up on this topic. She concludes with this tidbit.

Which brings us back today and Judge Robertson’s resignation. To me it signals that Bush and his Administration have been deceptive with the FISA Court and using it to cleanse illegally interecepted communications. The new revelations about Bush’s executive Order confirmed this and Judge Robertson’s conscience told him he just couldn’t go along with it any longer.