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Chris Dodd’s “hold”: FISAble?

Yesterday, Senator and Presidential hopeful Chris Dodd said that he intends to place a “hold” on the Senate FISA renewal bill. According to Election Central,

“[…] The Senate FISA renewal bill reportedly grants retroactive immunity to telephone companies for any role they played in the Bush administration’s warrantless eavesdropping program.”

Some see it as a political stunt, some see Dodd searching for support, some see it as a genuine act of justice, but it really seems too early to speculate at this point. Anyway, it seems like the type of judgment that doesn’t hold any real world meaning now, so why make it?

October 20, 2007 Posted by | Chris Dodd, FISA, Patriot Act | , , | Leave a comment