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.