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Congress Pulls Bait-and-Switch on USA FREEDOM Act

 
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Congress Pulls Bait-and-Switch on USA FREEDOM Act

Yesterday, C4L sent a letter to members of the House Judiciary Committee strongly opposing the Manager’s Amendment to H.R. 3361, the USA FREEDOM Act. The original version of the act was sold to Americans as a way to rein in the NSA’s domestic surveillance programs, and it would have been a first step towards real […]


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Clapper: NSA conducts warrantless searches on American’s emails and phone calls

In a letter to Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, confirmed that the National Security Agency has used a ‘loophole’ to search the private communications of US Citizens. According to The Guardian Many of the NSA’s most controversial programs collect information under the law affected by the so-called loophole. These […]


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Rand Paul: The NSA is still violating our rights

In The Guardian today Senator Rand Paul writes that the NSA’s metadata collection program violates the constitutional rights of all Americans. The Fourth Amendment states that warrants issued must be specific to a person, place or task and this provision of the Bill of Rights exists explicitly to guard against the notion of a general […]


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Nice Try, Mr. President

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia- Campaign for Liberty released the following statement from C4L President John Tate in response to President Obama’s announcement of NSA reforms: “After months of denial and grassroots pressure, President Obama has finally acknowledged what most Americans have long known: the NSA has overstepped its bounds, to put it mildly. “However, most of President […]


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Libertarians co-opting anti-NSA rally?

On Monday, Salon published an article by Tom Watson which argued that liberals shouldn’t align with libertarians over the fight to roll back NSA surveillance. At issue is the Stop Watching Us rally, of which Campaign for Liberty is a proud coalition sponsor. The rally is bringing together a wide range of groups from all […]


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