House Patriot Act author Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., and Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Tuesday introduced a “USA Freedom Act” to restrict National Security Agency spying. That move …
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The chief author of the Patriot Act has filed court papers in support of a lawsuit seeking to stop the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of records, saying that the Obama administration is going far beyond what …
In June, key provisions of the Patriot Act that justified the government’s massive data ... This particular clause has been used to justify a surprising portion of NSA activity; at The Nation, Zoë Carpenter examines what …
On this side of the Atlantic, the debate over the Snowden leaks and the NSA data sweeps have revealed renewed ... Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, a primary author and long-time defender of the Patriot Act. …
A New York federal court just nailed the NSA ... Patriot Act with the Freedom Act, consider this: The NSA supports the Freedom Act! Read Judge Napolitano’s column on this subject. The views expressed in this …
Patriot Act
The morning after final passage of the USA Freedom Act, while some foes of mass surveillance were celebrating, Thomas Drake sounded decidedly glum. The new law, he told me, is “a new spy program.” It restarts some of …
Jim Sensenbrenner is the author of the Patriot Act — and an opponent ... First of all, it stops the collection of metadata by the NSA and has some restrictions on section 215 of the Patriot Act — essentially, the …
a bill co-author and the original author of the Patriot Act. "It increases the transparency of our intelligence community and it does all this without compromising national security." The USA Freedom Act would …
Patriot Act
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin) quickly ushered in the USA Patriot Act in the wake of the September 2001 terror attacks. But the author of the act, which greatly expanded the government’s spy powers, says the …
Critics, such as Patriot Act author Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, say the government is misreading the law and that the NSA's phone records program is illegal. Also expiring …
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