House Dems Reject Telecom Immunity, Offer Compromise
House Democrats today stuck to their guns and rejected telecom immunity for warrantless wiretapping in abscence of a FISA court order :
Locked in a standoff with the White House, House Democrats on Tuesday maintained their refusal to shield from civil lawsuits telecommunications companies that helped the government eavesdrop on their customers without a secret court's permission.
But they offered the companies an olive branch: the chance to use classified government documents to defend themselves in court.
The ACLU says the compromise is an improvement but there are still concerns.
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