UPDATE: proposed FISA bill squashed!
The 76-10 vote to proceed with considering the FISA bill didn't surprise me. This, happily, does. But don't sleep:
For now, the FISA debate is over. It will come up again down the road, but for now everyone who supported Senator Dodd's leadership against retroactive immunity and supported his promise to filibuster should be proud of their work to defend the Constitution and the rule of law.