The crooks in the Republican administration who violated our constitutional liberties in their phony "War on Terror" are trying to extend retroactive immunity to the telecom companies who ignored the law and complied with the Bush administration's request. Not all companies complied, Quest did not, for example.
Senator Chris Dodd is banging the drum to say no to retroactive immunity. 14 NO votes are needed on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will be considering the matter shortly. So far the vote is 1 YEA and 4 NAYs, so we're on the right path.
If we can get it stripped there, it will have to be offered as an amendment to the overall bill where it will be a lot easier to get 41 votes against retroactive immunity than 41 to sustain my filibuster if necessary.
Take a moment and call up members of the Judiciary Committee and ask them whether they will oppose any legislation that includes retroactive immunity. Let us know what they said, and join others in tracking our progress in stopping the provision in the Committee.
AT&T readily complied. Here is AT&T whistleblower Mark Klein explaining what he knows, and explaining that the telecoms knew they were violating the law.
You can help stop these criminals from gaining their "get out of jail free" card courtesy of the Bush administration.
Addendum: The telecoms broke the law. and they knew they were breaking the law when they did so.
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