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Judge questions law giving telecoms immunity

EFF IN THE NEWS
February 24, 2009

A federal judge in San Francisco is raising questions about the constitutionality of a law designed to dismiss suits against telecommunications companies accused of cooperating with government wiretapping...

The point of the 1944 ruling, said the phone customers' lawyer, Cindy Cohn of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, was that "Congress is supposed to write the laws. Congress isn't supposed to abdicate the ability to write those laws to the president."

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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