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U.S. Senate record vote 15, 110th Congress, Session 2
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard description On February 12, 2008, the Senate defeated, On February 12, 2008, the Senate defeated, by a vote of 31-67, an amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Amendments Act of 2007 (S. 2248) that would have removed immunity from civil liability for those telecommunications companies that participated in the government's warrantless wiretapping program. The ACLU supported the Dodd Amendment because the full extent of the government's illegal wiretapping program and the role that certain telecommunications played in it remains unknown. Giving companies that broke the law a congressional pardon before the facts are known is wrong. ardon before the facts are known is wrong.
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Bill of vote Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008 +
Chamber U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
Modification date
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard description Eliminate retroactive legal immunity for telecommunications companies that helped the government's surveillance programs. February 12. (31-67)
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs 20090228 4813.php +
Roll call number 15 +
Scorecard vote American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard + , National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 2 +
Categories Record votes  +
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