Today (7/9/2008) the FISA(Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) bill comes to a vote on the senate floor. The new version of FISA grants immunity to the telcos from lawsuits for their cooperation with the government on domestic spying post 9/11.
Some say all those that support the bill should be punished
Obama who originally opposed the bill; now supports the bill to look "tough" on the terrorist.
here are some back stories.
Whistle-Blower's Evidence, Uncut
AT&T Whistle-Blower Hits D.C. To Stop Telcom Spying Immunity