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No Wiretapping Immunity For Telecoms

The gauntlet has been laid down for the White House to pick up and veto a House bill that does not provide retroactive immunity for lawbreaking telecoms that wiretapped without warrants.

If AT&T and other big telcos fed the National Security Agency a stream of data pilfered from switching rooms, it may come out in court. However, President Bush has promised to veto any bill that lacks immunity for the telcos.