Senators Look To Remove Telco Retroactive Immunity For Warrantless Wiretaps
from the no-get-out-of-jail-free-card dept
Even as the Obama administration is still supporting immunity for the telcos who gave the gov't wiretap info without any warrants, a group of Senators has now introduced legislation that would repeal the immunity. The simplest explanation for this:
"Congress should not have short-circuited the courts' constitutional role in assessing the legality of the program."Indeed. If the programs were actually legal, then let a court say that. If the programs were illegal, then there is no good reason to have made the telcos immune.