BREAKING: Chris Dodd Puts Hold On Telecom Immunity Bill

TPM Election Central (h/t Blogenfreude): Senator Chris Dodd plans to put a hold on the Senate FISA renewal bill because it reportedly grants retroac

TPM Election Central (h/t Blogenfreude):

Senator Chris Dodd plans to put a hold on the Senate FISA renewal bill because it reportedly grants retroactive immunity to telephone companies for any role they played in the Bush administration's warrantless eavesdropping program, Election Central has learned.

Dodd will send a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this afternoon informing him of his decision. Dodd also plans to put up a page today at his campaign web site where opponents of the immunity provision can register their opposition.

Updated by Amato. Fill out Dodd's FISA petition:

The Military Commissions Act. Warrantless wiretapping. Shredding of Habeas Corpus. Torture. Extraordinary Rendition. Secret Prisons. No more.

I have decided to place a "hold" on the latest FISA bill that would have included amnesty for telecommunications companies that enabled the President's assault on the Constitution by illegally providing personal information on their customers without judicial authorization...

Jane Hamsher brought the question up to him last week....

Meanwhile, Pat Leahy throws Rockefeller under the bus — where he belongs — for letting things get so far down the road that this became necessary...read on


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