March 13, 2008

FISA Update - Conyers is kicking ass

In stark contrast to what happened in the Senate Intelligence Committee when the FISA modernization act was brought up, the House Judiciary Committee, in a VERY nasty way, shut the door on immunity for the telecos.

As a result of our review of classified as well as unclassified materials concerning the Administration’s Terrorist Surveillance Program, we have concluded that blanket retroactive immunity for phone companies is not justified.

And this is why we would gladly go down on Rep. Conyers. Well, we would if he wanted it.

In other FISA related news, Jane has (in the last day or so) raised more than $42k to take down Blue Dogs who want to vote for telecom immunity. Go tell her where she should spend it.

On another note, as it turns out that Total Information Awareness Program we all thought Congress killed in 2003 is not so much dead.

Posted by mcblogger at March 13, 2008 09:03 AM

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