As Congress Caves on FISA, Coalition Urges Fighting Back

'Limitless erosion of core constitutional liberties' abhorrent, Greenwald writes
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2008 5:43 PM CDT
In this Jan. 30, 2008, file photo, Attorney General Michael Mukasey.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – With a vote set for tomorrow on a new domestic surveillance bill that grants immunity to telecoms involved in warrantless wiretapping of US citizens, Glenn Greenwald urges Salon readers to donate to a "coalition devoted to the preservation of basic constitutional protections and the rule of law." The "money bomb" will drop Aug. 8, the anniversary of Nixon's resignation over "lawbreaking and surveillance abuses."

Bullied by the White House in the name of national security, Greenwald writes, "the political class has made as clear as can be that it is intent on supporting a limitless erosion of core constitutional liberties and the creation of a two-tiered justice system that exempts the political elite from the rule of law." He concludes: "Battling against that is the responsibility of citizens who find these political trends dangerous and intolerable."