DownsizeDC.org
June 11, 2008
The Phony Bond "Compromise"
By James Wilson
DownsizeDC.org is part of a diverse coalition of 27 groups opposing Sen. Kit Bond's proposed amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The amendments, falsely advertised as a compromise between House and Senate bills, would "curtail judicial review" and "fails to include other reasonable civil liberties protections" provided in the House version. It would also "use the secret FISA court to rubber-stamp a grant of immunity to telecommunications companies that assisted with unlawful warrantless surveillance." The coalition has sent a letter to all members of Congress detailing our objections. You can read the letter by clicking the attachment below.
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