The Bush administration is protesting against the lawsuits that were made against the telecommunication companies of the nation. The companies were accused of complying with the government’s secret spy program that was initiated as a reaction to the 2001 terror attacks on US. The U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker was hearing the allegations which stated that the telecommunication companies are violating the privacy of the American’s by forwarding the electronic communications to the government.
In fact, in July the Congress passed a legislation which neutralized the threats for the telecom companies which were brought due to the lawsuits filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union and other legal bodies which said that the telecom sector is carrying on the electronic communications with the National Security Agency without any warrant. In 2005 the Bush acknowledged a warrant less spy program under which the America’s international phone calls and e-mails were eavesdropped.
According to Walker, “The immunity law gives the attorney general carte blanche to immunize anyone who in his judgment or view should be immunized from possible liability”. According to the EFF attorney Richard Wiebe the immunity provision was like a smokescreen and it’s wrong to immunize unconstitutional behavior at all. He strongly felt that the telecom companies should face the consequences and lawsuits for carrying on a non-warranted surveillance project at such a large scale but the Walker analyzed and said that he is the wrong person to take care of such arguments. Such complaints should be made with Congress.