View Full Version : Tell U.S. Senate to Reject Telecom Immunity

01-23-2008, 06:00 PM
Consider for a moment that your government has engaged in widespread spying on Americans' phone calls and emails. Consider further that many of this nation's telecommunications companies knowingly helped the government with this surveillance.

Now how would you feel if these telecommunications companies were granted complete immunity against lawsuits brought by customers whose privacy rights were violated?

We hope you feel -- as we do -- that this would be entirely inappropriate. If you do, we urge you to take a minute and send an email to your U.S. senators before they vote on this issue as early as tomorrow (January 24).

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01-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Majorities of voters on both sides of the political spectrum oppose key provisions in President Bush's proposal to modify foreign surveillance laws that could ensnare Americans, according to a poll released Tuesday.

The survey shows nearly two-thirds of poll respondents say the government should be required to get an individual warrant before listening in on conversations between US citizens and people abroad. Close to six in 10 people oppose an administration proposal to allow intelligence agencies to seek "blanket warrants" that would let them eavesdrop of foreigners for up to a year no additional judicial oversight required if the foreign suspect spoke to an American. And a majority are against a plan to give legal immunity to telecommunications companies that facilitated the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping.

"Across the board, we find opposition to the administration's FISA agenda," pollster Mark Mellman said Tuesday.


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