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02-27-2009, 10:09 AM
Obama Administration Supports Telco Spy Immunity

The Obama administration vigorously defended congressional legislation late Wednesday that immunizes U.S. telecommunication companies from lawsuits about their participation in the Bush administration's domestic spy program.

It was the first time the Obama administration weighed in on a federal court challenge questioning the legality of the legislation President Barack Obama voted for as an Illinois senator in July. "Accordingly, the court should now promptly dismiss these actions," the Justice Department wrote (.pdf) U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker of San Francisco late Wednesday.


Plenty of anger on this Dem forum:

Dem: 28. He voted for the bill, saying he had no choice, but that he would work with Congress. once he was
President, to replace the bill with better, Constitutional legislation.
At the time, I believed him and used that promise to fight his detractors. I guess I owe some people some apologies.

02-27-2009, 10:13 AM
Meet the new puppet same as the old

Matt Collins
02-27-2009, 10:17 AM