March 12, 2008 | By Richard Esguerra

House Judiciary Committee Slams Immunity and Calls for Deeper Investigation of Warrantless Surveillance

For weeks, the House has been deliberating on its response to the Senate's FISA Amendments Act, which aims to grant retroactive immunity for telecoms involved in warrantless wiretapping. While it's seemed like a possibility that the House was going to cave and agree to grant immunity, the tides have shifted in a big way in the last few days.

Yesterday, House leaders announced a bill that would not grant telecom immunity, and today, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and 19 Members of the House Judiciary Committee issued a strong statement dismantling flawed pro-immunity arguments and delivering concrete findings and recommendations on dealing with the secretive terrorist surveillance program and telecom immunity.

Phone or email your Representative today -- urge them to maintain opposition to retroactive immunity.

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