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“PATRIOT” Act Sneak Attack

 
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“PATRIOT” Act Sneak Attack

Surveillance statists have attached a two-year extension of two provisions from the so-called “PATRIOT” Act, Secs. 206 & 215, and Sec. 6001 from the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act into the USA FREEDOM Act (USAFA). The cloture vote on USAFA could come later this evening, and without your immediate action, the surveillance state could […]


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C4L Urges NO Vote on USA Freedom Act

Last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture on the USA Freedom Act. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and while it does slightly curtail the NSA’s ability to spy on law Americans, it also extends the Patriot Act until 2017. Currently, the Patriot Act is scheduled to expire in June 2015. […]


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USA FREEDOM Act Won’t Stop NSA Spying

Did Edward Snowden place too much faith in the American system of government? When Snowden first met with Greenwald, he emphasized that his biggest fear about blowing the whistle on the largest surveillance scheme in human history was that nothing would come of it. Now, just less than a year out from when the first […]


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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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The USA Freedom Act: A Step in the Right Direction

By: Michael Clayton Seemingly lost in the fold because of all the mess regarding Obamacare, last week, lawmakers introduced legislation to curtail the National Security Agency’s overreaching phone record collection program. The USA Freedom Act, as it is being touted, is a bipartisan effort authored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). […]


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