Telecom Amnesty Bill Tomorrow
June 19, 2008 1:26 PM Subscribe
The warrantless eavesdropping and telecom amnesty
posted by Static Vagabond (115 comments total)
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will be voted on tomorrow in Congress. The bill pushed through by Democratic Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer is looking likely to pass.
The 'compromise' worked on by Hoyer and his associates will grant the telecoms full amnesty and set a dangerous precedent, allowing companies to be excluded from the rule of law by declaring 'I was only following orders'.
The full text of the bill is here
Glen Greenwalds previous posts on the matter
are extremely enlightening. No word from Obama as of yet.
There is a campaign
which currently has raised $213,000 to punish those democrats who have capitulated in allowing this bill to come to the floor.