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Senate Approves Telecom Immunity and New Eavesdropping Rules

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Wednesday affirmed its intention to protect from civil lawsuits telecom companies that helped the government wiretap Americans without court authorization after the Sept. 11 attacks.

It turned back three amendments that were offered during final debate on a bill that overhauls the rules on secret government eavesdropping.


TVNL Comment:  The US Senate just joined the House in trampling on the Fourth Amendment.  Does anyone care? 

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