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FISA, Feingold, and a Filibuster?

| Mon Jun. 23, 2008 5:56 PM EDT

In the wake of the House of Representatives' passage of a bill last week that grants the White House wide latitude to spy on American citizens, and that effectively forces courts to throw out lawsuits against lawbreaking telecommunications companies, Sen. Russell Feingold, D-Wisc., predicted today that the Senate would likely follow suit, despite strong protests from civil liberties groups and a majority of Democratic party members.

"I'm very worried we're not going to be able to prevail," Feingold said.

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