Friday, June 20, 2008

Phone Companies Off The Hook

The House of Representatives has approved the latest version of the wiretapping bill.
That means the telcos have effectively got the legal immunity they wanted so badly.
The Senate still has to vote on the bill, but a majority of members have already come out in support of an immunity provision, so it would appear to be a done deal.
The vote is a major loss for the plaintiffs in various cases consolidated before a federal judge in San Francisco.
More on the vote here.

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