More On Warrentless Wiretapping   1 comment

Follow-up on this earlier post:

Since they’re losing miserably in court, telecommunications companies are trying to buy their way out of their culpability for enabling the federal government to snoop on American citizens, largely by pouring money into the pockets of members of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Story history here.

Presidental candidate and Democratic Senator Dodd, of Connecticut, has gone public with a statement saying that he will block the resolution, an action that is hardly ever public.

Perhaps this will ensure that this story will get more than 30 seconds of air time on the nightly news. Thumbs up to you, Chris Dodd. I don’t always agree with you, but you deserve kudos for this.

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No mention of it on NYT politics, or on their candidates page. Not on LA Times, either. Digging around on the Washington Post website showed one article, certainly not front page news.

An analysis of why the program is bad, for those interested in expert opinion (pdf format).

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Sad but true commentary.

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Someone is happy enough about Dodd’s stance to launch a dedicated web site.


Posted October 19, 2007 by padraic2112 in politics, security

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  1. Pingback: Warrantless Wiretapping, Part VI « Pat’s Daily Grind

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