Judge upholds telco immunity, dumps lawsuits

Almost one year after Congress legislated immunity for telcos in the federal wiretapping scandal, a federal judge has upheld the immunity law and also has dismissed dozens of lawsuits that were poised to pursue those telcos. The ruling also comes about eight months after the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a legal challenge to the telco immunity law, and about three months after President Obama, who supported telco immunity while in Congress, asked the judge to uphold the law. It's unclear whether the latest ruling will hold--the EFF already is planning to appeal it.

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- Wired News has this report

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President Obama asked the judge in February to uphold telco immunity
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