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US Congress, White House Seek Deal On Phone Co Immunity

May 15, 2008

Talks are under way between lawmakers in Congress and the Bush administration to resolve a long-running dispute over whether U.S. telephone companies alleged to have participated in the government's warrantless wiretapping program should be given immunity from civil lawsuits.


The plaintiffs in the suits are individuals who claim their civil liberties were violated when they became the subject of surveillance, and groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which are opposed to the program on first amendment grounds.

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