The EFF has sued the DOJ to get records on the lobby effort of the Telcos. Suspicion is that they are looking for immunity in the event they are a codefendant in a illegal wiretap.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) today, demanding any records of a telecom industry lobbying campaign to block lawsuits over their compliance with illegal electronic surveillance. EFF’s lawsuit comes as Congress debates letting telecommunications companies off scot-free as part of the hotly disputed “modernization” of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
Sounds kind of unAmerican to me. Fact such level of blanket immunity is almost unheard of in American jurisprudence.