Congressman Peter Welch is critical of a plan that
would protect telephone companies from lawsuits if they allowed federal
wiretaps without a proper court order. The Bush administration says the electronic
surveillance was part of the war on terror – and companies shouldn’t be
penalized for cooperating.
A prominent Vermont lawyer who represents a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is concerned that his phone may be tapped by the federal government. The issue came up today before the Public Service Board