When Democrats in the House of Representatives--or at least enough of them--agreed to about-face and support new surveillance legislation with telco immunity included, it seemed like a long-term stalemate might immediately dissolve. Senate approval of the new surveillance act with telco immunity included was expected in short order. But, the upcoming holiday break and a possible filibuster (love that word) from Senators Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) and Russell Feingold (D- Wis.) could slow the bill's progress. Still, despite the possible delay, it is unlikely the outcome will change.
- see this post at Wired News Blogs