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Friday, January 25, 2008

Wiretapping update: The Senate debates FISA

I don't have time to provide much summary, but the U.S. Senate is embroiled in a debate about wiretapping and other domestic surveillance. They passed a stopgap bill that expires in February and there are two key issues:
  • Will phone companies that broke the wiretap law at the behest of the Bush administration be given immunity for their illegal activities?
  • Will Congress give Bush a de facto censure by stripping his efforts to legalize the warrantless wiretapping after the fact?
Read more on it here.

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