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Senate blocks removal of telecom immunity from FISA.

By Amanda Terkel  

"Senate blocks removal of telecom immunity from FISA."

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In a 60-34 vote, the Senate today defeated an initial attempt “to strip immunity for telecommunications companies” out of FISA. Democratic senators “are planning at least two more amendments seeking to remove the immunity clause. If they both fail, then Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., has repeated his pledge to attempt to block a vote on the bill.” (Firedoglake and Glenn Greenwald have been following today’s debate and have more.)

UPDATE: Watch Sen. Russ Feingold’s (D-WI) remarks on the floor today here.

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