Thursday, June 19, 2008

Congress set to vote on telecom spying immunity TOMORROW -- write to your rep NOW!  - Boing Boing

After weeks of empty rhetoric about coming to a "compromise" on new spying laws, the House of Representatives is set to vote on telecom immunity tomorrow. The bill is HR 6304 and contains the exact same blanket immunity provisions, only with a few cosmetic changes so that political spin doctors can claim that it actually provides meaningful court review.

Whether or not Congress decides to offer immunity for telecoms that cooperated in warrantless spying programs is a key part of the broader battle over the Bush Administration's legal doctrine of unchecked executive power.

If you live in the US, please visit, find your Representative's phone number in Washington D.C., and tell them to oppose immunity for lawbreaking telecoms!