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How Will the Obama Team Deal With Electronic Spying?

December 3, 2008

This week President-Elect Obama rolled out his new national security and foreign policy team. There was much fanfare, even more speculation about the interpersonal dynamics between Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton , D-N.Y., (and former President Bill Clinton), but only modest probing of the policy implications of this much-hyped “team of rivals"...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is arguing against the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act (FAA) that gives telecommunications companies retroactive civil immunity for their illegal participation in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) massive warrantless wiretapping and electronic surveillance scheme. The suit alleges that FISA Amendments Act “violates the federal government’s separation of powers as established in the Constitution, and robs innocent telecom customers of their rights without due process of law.”

Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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