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ACLU: 'Obama, grant Edward Snowden immunity now'

Days before the president is scheduled to announce possible reform proposals to the NSA's surveillance programs, the civil liberties group creates a petition calling for Snowden's amnesty.

By Jan. 14, 2014


Obama flip-flops on telecom immunity

Barack Obama supporters are lashing out against the Democratic presidential candidate for changing his position on the telecom immunity issue.

By Jul. 2, 2008


Republicans push for phone company immunity

GOP leaders hope to force a vote on a controversial rewrite of surveillance laws that would, if it became law, wipe out pending lawsuits against AT&T and others.

By Apr. 23, 2008


EFF, Bush administration spar over telecom immunity

Feds tell district judge government must be allowed to protect the heartland. EFF says that is fine, but don't strip away constitutional rights.

By Dec. 2, 2008


Senate endorses retroactive FISA immunity for warrantless wiretapping

Bush wins hard-fought battle after Senate immunizes telecom companies that illegally opened their networks to the Feds. There's a chance a suit against AT&T could continue.

By Jul. 9, 2008


House Democrats to Bush: No way on telecom immunity

The House of Representatives adjourns without approving a law granting telecommunications firms that violated federal privacy laws retroactive immunity from lawsuits.

By Feb. 14, 2008


Republicans scuttle surveillance bill lacking telecom immunity

GOP lawmakers vote against temporary extension of a surveillance law that they say is vital for national security. Why? They want retroactive immunity for telecom companies included.

By Feb. 13, 2008


Cheney: Telecoms deserve immunity for NSA aid

With temporary spy law expansion set to expire February 1, the Bush administration is ratcheting up pressure for a broader replacement. Not so fast, say Democratic leaders.

By Jan. 23, 2008


Challenges! Alliances! Immunity! It's 'Ultimate Blogger 3'

Bloggers race to create compelling content during competition, but only one will survive what's billed as an "Internet cage match."

By Sep. 11, 2007


McCain tangled in flip-flop flap over wiretapping immunity

Republican says he hasn't changed his position on shielding telecommunications companies that illegally opened their networks to the Feds. But his statements suggest otherwise.

By Jun. 5, 2008