February 12th, 2008

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A Grim Day For the Rule of Law

The Senate has passed the version of FISA granting retroactive immunity to telcos for their voluntary assistance in spying on the American people.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hJKgeE0Z-SivATjok-utYBdh9wDwD8UOSPA80

The bill will go to conference, where it must be reconciled with the House version (which lacks retroactive immunity). Let us hope that the House Democrats prove a braver lot than their Senate counterparts.