Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Telecom immunity still at issue as Senate reconvenes

In mid-December, the Democrats in the Senate delayed considering a bill that would grant immunity to telecom companies that were complicit in warrantless surveillance. Thanks to calls to the Senate and a threatened filibuster by Sen. Chris Dodd, the bill containing this measure, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was tabled until after the Senate’s holiday break in the hopes that a compromise could be worked out.

If you believe that telecom corporations who helped spy on citizens without proper warrants should not be granted immunity from future prosecution, please call your Senators and remind them to vote against telecom immunity.

For background, visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation (their alert is from December, but the information is still good.)

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