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December 25, 2007

Re "Eavesdropping review postponed," Dec. 18

Defending the telecom industry's warrantless eavesdropping on Americans is no more justified than Richard Nixon's assertion of executive privilege during Watergate. Where there is an allegation of illegality met by a defense of executive privilege or national security, there must be at least an in-camera examination by the judicial branch to determine the validity of such a claim. Nixon's inability to justify his illegal actions before the judicial branch ultimately cost him the presidency.

Leonard Isenberg

Los Angeles


It's disturbing that you chose to bury a small article about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pulling telecom immunity legislation. Giving telecoms immunity from prosecution seems to fly in the face of your series on American values. We are bearing witness to the most debased administration in our nation's history, and yet little is offered via the nation's Op-Ed pages about this administration's curtailment of our rights and liberties.

Ruth Gottlieb

Laguna Woods

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