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Rep. Jane Harman may not be taking on wider wiretap issues

When news first broke two weeks ago that she had been wiretapped, South Bay Rep. Jane Harman fought back in a tone of populist outrage...

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has led the legal battle against unwarranted wiretapping, called Harman's recent outrage "the height of hypocrisy."

"When countless ordinary Americans are being wiretapped without warrants, Harman declares the program `both necessary and legal,"' wrote EFF staffer Tim Jones. "But when Harman herself is victim to a court-approved wiretap, she decides it's `a gross abuse of power."'

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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