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ACLU To Challenge New FISA Law In Court

aclu.thumbnail.jpgThe ACLU is going to challenge the FISA Amendments Act in court. They’re also going to be taking out a full-page ad in a major national newspaper in protest, and the first 10,000 people to sign on will have their names included.

The ACLU’s Anthony Romero:

The bottom line is that no president should have the power to monitor the phones and emails of Americans without a warrant. And no president should have the power to pardon companies that broke the law. This bill was not a "compromise," as some in Congress would like you to believe. The only thing they compromised was your freedom.

George Bush will sign the FISA bill into law in a few short days, but that does not mean our fight is over.

Our lawyers are prepared to file a lawsuit challenging this unconstitutional legislation as soon as the ink dries on George Bush’s signature. This is why it is so important that all of us add our names to the ACLU’s newspaper ad.

If you are on our email list you got to be first in line to have your name included last night. If you aren’t, it’s still early and you can still sign on here.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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