Public Opinion: Should Telecommunications Companies Get Immunity as Part of the FISA Overhaul?

They're getting protection under the FISA revision—was it the right thing to do?

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The Senate voted Wednesday to overhaul the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, legislation that included, among other provisions, protection for telecommunications companies from lawsuits over their involvement with the U.S. government's warrantless wiretapping program. Critics charge that the telecommunications companies should not be shielded from crimes they and the government might have committed, while proponents say that the companies should not be punished for helping the government fight terrorists. Should the telecommunications companies receive such immunity? Post your thoughts below.

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