Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Bush Demands Amnesty for Spying Telecoms

Posted by kdawson on Monday December 01, @09:14PM

from the courtroom-battles-not-ended dept.
PrivacyGovernmentThe CourtsUnited States
The Bush administration and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are poised to square off in front of a San Francisco federal judge Tuesday to litigate the constitutionality of legislation immunizing the nation's telecoms from lawsuits accusing them of helping the government spy on Americans without warrants." 'The legislation is an attempt to give the president the authority to terminate claims that the president has violated the people's Fourth Amendment rights,' the EFF's [Cindy] Cohn says. 'You can't do that.' "

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