September 28, 2006

That's some catch, that Catch-22.

Rethugs finally resurrect the bill prohibiting the practice of "pretexting" to gain copies of personal phone records, but with a catch: only if state legislation that protects privacy is superseded by federal legislation that is in some cases less strict than the state laws.

Over at AMERICAblog John in DC asks: "Why doesn't the Republican congress want to protect your phone records from complete strangers who can simply buy them on the Internet?" Answer: because government agencies are buying the records from the sleazebags. But if the states are forced to halt their investigations into the practices of the NSA, they'll get what they want that way.



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