Monday, December 17, 2007

Dodd Stands Up for the Constitution on FISA

Chris Dodd is prepared to fillibuster debate on the FISA if it includes retroactive immunity for telecom companies that knowingly violated the law.

Here is video of Dodd speaking on the Senate floor today. The

Bleeding Heartland and Iowa Independent have some more info on this bill and Dodd's stand.

Harry Reid tabled the FISA bill and they will discuss it early in January.

From Daily Kos...

This is an important development and will hopefully allow the opposition to telco amnesty to convince enough Senators that providing blanket immunity to these companies who broke the law really doesn't do much to keep us safe.
Sen. Dodd responds...
"Today we have scored a victory for American civil liberties and sent a message to President Bush that we will not tolerate his abuse of power and veil of secrecy," said Dodd. "The President should not be above the rule of law, nor should the telecom companies who supported his quest to spy on American citizens. I want to thank the thousands of Americans throughout the country that stood with me to get this done for our country."
Thanks to Sen. Dodd (and Feingold, Harkin, and others) for standing up for the constitution.

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