December 6, 2006 | By Derek Slater

URGENT: Spying Bill Could Let AT&T Off The Hook

The president and telephone companies are desperate to avoid accountability for the massive and illegal NSA program. Their latest trick: sneaking through a bill that could threaten cases like EFF's lawsuit against AT&T and let corporations off the hook for illegally assisting the government. We're now hearing credible rumors that the lame duck Congress could take up this proposal in the next three days.

Call your Senators now and tell them to stop the illegal spying.

When the newly-elected Congress takes office in January, key legislators may hold hearings to investigate the illegal spying program, and three federal courts have already rejected the government's bogus arguments shielding it. This latest proposal is a last-ditch effort to subvert such vigorous oversight.

And if you don't take action now, the Bush Administration and telephone companies might get away with it. Don't let that happen -- use our Action Center to find your Senators' phone numbers and take action now.

Update: Once again, you helped block this dangerous proposal -- the lame duck Congress adjourned early Saturday morning without passing any NSA spying legislation.

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