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Telecom Amnesty Illegal, Rights Group Argues Ahead of Court Showdown

Congress had no right to pass a law intended to torpedo lawsuits accusing the nation’s telecoms of massive violating privacy laws when they helped the Bush administration’s warrantless wiretapping of Americans, a privacy group told a federal judge Thursday.

The reply brief (.pdf) from the Electronic Frontier Foundation marks the last paper salvo in the battle over retroactive amnesty for the nation’s telecoms that are accused of helping the Bush administration secretly circumvent federal wiretapping law for five years.

Friday, November 21, 2008
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