Sunday, January 13, 2008

Telecom Immunity Squashed

Some good news for a change

From OpenLeft, we hear:
Senator Chris Dodd's Presidential campaign died with a whimper in Iowa. But he still seems to be dictating national security policy to fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill, and unless the Bush Administration is willing to fight, perhaps to the next President too.

We're told that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is saying privately he now won't attempt to update the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

Which contained immunity for the Telecommunication companies which performed wiretaps and handed over customer information before and after 9/11 to the government. Which is against the law.

Good for Chris Dodd, good for the blogosphere who made it clear Reid was in for a fight on this.