U.S. Senate record vote 15, 110th Congress, Session 2

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Scored vote

Scorecard: American Civil Liberties Union 2007 Senate Scorecard

Org. position: Aye


"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."

(Original scorecard available at: {{{Scorecard source 1}}})

Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2008 Senate Scorecard

Org. position: Nay


"Eliminate retroactive legal immunity for telecommunications companies that helped the government's surveillance programs. February 12. (31-67)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs_20090228_4813.php)