Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who was the chair of the House Judiciary Committee when it put forth the Patriot Act, and someone who's not known for being afraid to support expanded surveillance, has now come out strongly …
Now that it’s 2013, can you imagine how embarrassing it must feel to have authored the Patriot Act a dozen years earlier? Especially considering that we live in an age where Americans are increasingly outraged that …
Take a victory lap, Edward Snowden. Last summer, the White House and congressional intelligence committee leadership were unified in their insistence that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American …
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the man who authored the original PATRIOT Act of 2001, says that the House and Senate Intelligence committees, which are supposed to operate as oversight watchdogs of government …
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on FISA, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) slammed the Obama Administration’s interpretation of the Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, which allows intelligence and law …
Sensenbrenner, the lead author of the Patriot Act ... Thom Tillis of North Carolina -- cited Burr as their ideological guide on the Patriot Act and NSA surveillance. "When Richard Burr tells me it goes too far, I think about …
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“I do not believe the released FISA [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] order is consistent with the requirements of the Patriot Act. How could the phone records of so many innocent Americans be relevant to an authorized …
The author of the Patriot Act announced his latest plans to work to defund the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone and Internet records to an audience in Washington on Wednesday. After months of gaining …
In one of the most prominent legal challenges to government intelligence gathering since the Edward Snowden disclosures, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against four top Obama …
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The Republican author of the Patriot Act in the House and the senior Democrat in the Senate teamed together Tuesday to write a bill that would stop the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records and …