Sensenbrenner wrote to Holder that the authors of the Patriot Act "found an appropriate balance" between national security and constitutional rights. But he "has always worried about potential abuses of the Act." He concluded by …
The original author of the Patriot Act says the government's "excessive ... investigation as required by the Act?" Sensenbrenner's remarks came a day after London's Guardian newspaper revealed the National Security Agency …
By a vote of 54-45, the Senate failed to reach the 60-vote threshold needed to advance a bill that would have extended for two months provisions of the "USA Patriot ... national security," Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat and co-author
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the NSA's bulk collection of ... the Congress when Section 215 of the Patriot Act was passed because the chairman of the committee at that time, Jim Sensenbrenner, is the author of the bill that …
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, the Republican author of the Patriot Act, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that says he is “extremely disturbed” by reports that the National Security Agency collected phone records from Verizon …
Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security ... Patriot Act could be going away? And this program would change? That’s right. But lawmakers who want changes to the program still have a tough slog ahead of them. …
The government's acknowledgment of its existence directly contradicts officials' earlier statements about the nature of NSA surveillance, and the author of the Patriot Act says it goes beyond the kinds of activities he intended the law to …
Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI, 5th), author of the Patriot Act, and the anti-surveillance ... Read More The flagship anti-surveillance bill, the Freedom Act, aims at kicking the National Security Agency's spying programs to the curb. The …
Along with expanding surveillance authorities, the PATRIOT Act permitted any government lawyer to share national security-related grand jury or ... written by …
the man who helped usher in the Patriot Act era as a co-author of the post-Sept ... the narrow defeat of a House measure over the summer that sought to defund the National Security Agency (NSA), Sensenbrenner told the newspaper he …