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Apr 10, 2009
Focus: Government
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

Subject: Tell Obama: Stop blocking court review of illegal wiretapping.

Dear Friend,

We have an opportunity to bring the Bush administration to justice for illegal wiretapping. But President Obama is blocking the way.

On April 2, President's Obama's lawyers invoked Bush's radical theory of executive power -- and the 'state secrets' defense -- to argue for the dismissal of the Electronic Frontier Foundation's litigation against the National Security Agency for the warrantless wiretapping of countless Americans.

MSNBC host Keith Olbermann has said "The Obama administration is just flat out dead wrong about this." You can watch Olbermann and Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley discuss Obama's use of the "state secrets" privilege to protect the Bush administration on illegal wiretapping in this YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9MxVen7j7s

If EFF's case against the NSA is dismissed, we may never know the extent of the Bush administration's illegal spying on Americans.

Please join me and take action to support the Constitution.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/obama_wiretapping/?r_by=3442-309913-O5fPwdx&rc=paste

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Posted: Apr 10, 2009 11:55am
Feb 13, 2008
Focus: Government
Action Request: Petition
Location: California, United States
The Senate gave in to the White House -- again.

Yesterday, the Senate passed a bill that would grant immunity to telecom companies that helped the government illegally spy on American citizens.1 And while this is a definite setback, there's still hope. The debate now moves to the House where there are currently much stronger versions of the bill. Tell your Representative not to vote for any bill that provides immunity for telecom companies that broke the law.

     Telecom companies should be held responsible for illegally spying on Americans.

    
It's impossible to justify undermining the very essence of our constitution in order to protect it. As the White House continues to use fear to drum up support, more people in Washington need to get the courage to stand up. Senator Dodd has already promised that he will filibuster any final version of the bill that includes telecom immunity. The House can make sure it doesn't come to that.

Who's listening now?,

Ben Kroetz
TrueMajority.org Online Organizer

1. "Senate Votes to Expand Spy Powers," New York Times, February 13, 2008

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Posted: Feb 13, 2008 9:24am

 

 
 
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