Sure, it’s exciting to hear Congress and the attorney general bloviate over the Bush administration’s legally questionable eavesdropping program.

But a more interesting fight over the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping seems to be shaping up in San Francisco federal court, where a longtime Republican foe — the class action plaintiff firm Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins — is suing phone carrier AT&T for allegedly granting the government access to customers’ phone and electronic communications.

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