July 10, 2008
Bush Signs FISA Bill, ACLU Files Suit
The Senate passed the controversial FISA Amendments Act of 2008 yesterday. It's controversial in that it includes the telecom immunity provision that the President said was crucial to the law. He signed it today. For the record, Obama voted for the bill, Hillary voted against, and McCain snoozed through the whole thing without casting a vote. Had he been anywhere near the Capitol he would have voted for it. So, which one of these three is looking Presidential? The final tally was 69 for and 28 against. The ACLU is filing suit against the act on the grounds that it violates the Fourth Amendment's ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. The complaint is here.
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