Telecommunications Lawsuit Immunity

The guests talked about the pros and cons of offering telecommunications companies retroactive immunity from lawsuits as a result of… read more

The guests talked about the pros and cons of offering telecommunications companies retroactive immunity from lawsuits as a result of assisting the government in surveillance operations. The Senate passed a re-authorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act offering immunity, however the House did not approve the Senate’s bill. President Bush has asked the House to pass the Senate version. Video clips were shown of President Bush and of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) talking about the legislation on Friday, February 15, 2008.

Marc Rotenberg is president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a Washington, D.C., based public interest research center focusing on privacy and First Amendment issues. Mr. Philbin formerly served in the current Bush administration at the Justice Department.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Patrick F. Philbin Associate Dep. Attorney Gen. (Former) Department of Justice
  • Marc Rotenberg President and Executive Director Electronic Privacy Information Center
  • Peter Slen Senior Executive Producer C-SPAN->Book TV
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Telecommunications Lawsuit Immunity

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Program ID:
204148-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 23, 2008
Last Aired:
Feb 25, 2008

Airing Details

  • Feb 23, 2008 | 6:42pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 25, 2008 | 7:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 25, 2008 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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