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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Essential Estrogen: Dodd wins battle, FISA bill tabled

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

This evening while under threat of a filibuster mounted by Connecticut
Sen. Chris Dodd, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada,
tabled the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act bill that contained
retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies that provided
access without warrants to the current White House administration's
program of domestic wiretapping. The bill, which will expire in
February unless re-authorized, is expected to come back before the
Senate in January...


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