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Secret Sessions Debate

Update: House passes FISA legislation without telecom immunity provision.  According to the  :

it challenges the Bush administration on a number of fronts, by restoring the power of the federal courts to approve wiretapping warrants, authorizing federal inspectors general to investigate the administration&;s warrantless surveillance efforts, and establishing a bipartisan commission to examine the activities of intelligence agencies in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Most provocatively, the House legislation offers no legal protections to the telecom companies that participated in warrantless wiretapping and now face about 40 lawsuits alleging they had breached customers&; privacy rights."

Portions of the debate regarding the secret session concerning FISA legislation in the House. Most representatives voiced a very concerned skepticism at this "final hour" request.

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Published

March 14, 2008 - 1:35pm

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