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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The clock is ticking on Section 215 sunset, but the Senate is in stalemate on NSA spying powers: https://eff.org/r.tpwa

May 22 @ 10:58pm

BREAKING: At the behest of @SenateMajLdr, the Senate will meet Sunday, May 31st in the afternoon, mere hours before Section 215 expires.

May 22 @ 10:20pm

BREAKING: Senator Rand Paul objecting to even one more day of extending Section 215.

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