Senate Sides with Bush and Against Rule of Law on FISA

In response to the Senate’s vote on the FISA Amendments Act, People For the American Way President Kathryn Kolbert issued the following statement:

“Today a majority of the Senate sided with the Bush administration and against the rule of law. It was a sadly bipartisan effort, with more than two-thirds of senators voting for a bill that includes blanket immunity for companies that assisted the administration’s illegal warrantless wiretapping.

Even in an election year with demagogues ready to scream appeaser at those who take a stand, it’s a disappointing day. We should be able to expect more from our public officials.”

You can read People For’s letter opposing the bill, including its approval of future wireless surveillance, here.

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