Thursday, October 18, 2012
US supreme court finalizes gift of spying immunity to the telecom giants
US supreme court finalizes gift of immunity to the telecom giants | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk: "When civil liberties groups sued the telecoms on behalf of their customers whose communications had been illegally accessed by the government, federal courts began ruling against the telecoms, holding that the immunity they already had under the law would be unavailable to them, because the allegations against them amounted to knowing, deliberate violations of the law. As one federal judge put it in refusing to dismiss a lawsuit against AT&T: "AT&T cannot seriously contend that a reasonable entity in its position could have believed that the alleged domestic dragnet was legal."" 'via Blog this'