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A Brief Reprieve on FISA: What Now?

Thursday evening, Senator Reid officially delayed a final vote on the FISA Amendments Act until July 8. That gave us just twelve days — now, eleven — to change the political calculus and avoid a Congressional seal of approval on illegal wiretapping.
With the clock counting down, here are...

DNI and AG Fear Court Ruling on Warrantless Wiretapping

EFF and others have long suspected that one reason the White House and its allies have fought for telecom immunity so fervently has been their fear that a judicial ruling on the legality of telecoms' participation would lead to a ruling rejecting the legality of the Administration's warrantless wiretapping program...

Lee Tien testifies at congressional subcommittee hearing on border searches

EFF Senior Staff Attorney Lee Tien will testify at the hearing on "Laptop Searches and Other Violations of Privacy Faced by Americans Returning from Overseas Travel" scheduled by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution for 9am Wednesday, June 25, 2008 in the Senate Dirksen Office Building,...

House Falls Down on the Job

The House of Representatives today has fallen down on the job. By passing the FISA Amendments Act (293-129, with 105 Democrats in favor), they voted to give this lame duck President an undeserved parting gift by passing immunity for telcoms that helped the President violate the Constitution by participating in...


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