The 2 nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that "the text of SS 215 [of the Patriot Act]...does not authorize the [NSA's] telephone metadata program." In other words, the court determined that the NSA exceeded its authority by …
Last week a proposal called the Freedom Act was defeated in the US Senate ... agencies of an early Christmas present in the form of new national security hyperlegislation. Aspects of Patriot have been damned by independent experts as …
(AP file) WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) – After the Senate let provisions of the Patriot Act expire Sunday night, the U.S. government is without three tools to investigate and foil terrorist plots. As debate waged on Sunday night, the …
The Patriot Act is set to expire at 12:01 Monday morning unless the Senate votes to extend it, a week after they failed to reach a deal that would allow the law’s anti-terror protections to remain in place. President Obama and his national …
Many of us have differing views on exactly what reforms must be included in any bill reauthorizing USA PATRIOT Act …
Key provisions of the Patriot Act expired at midnight Sunday, including the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records. Now, the Senate is scrambling to pass legislation to reform the expired program. In addition …
The authors of the Patriot Act always intended that its provisions would be permanent. The politically expedient thing to do would have been to include a sunset provision, to acknowledge a temporary moment of crisis that required special …
Stating that "NSA spying makes us feel naked," the protest invites people all over the world to post photos of themself partially naked. So far, it's looking as if Fight for the Future and other supporters of ending the Patriot Act may get what …
A federal appeals court rules NSA bulk surveillance illegal just as the Patriot Act is up for renewal in Congress. We’ll have the debate. President Barack Obama, left, greets John O. Brennan, center, Dir. of the Central Intelligence Agency …
Key sections of the Patriot Act expired at midnight Sunday after the Senate failed to reach a bipartisan compromise to renew the anti-terrorism law. The Senate voted 77-17 on Sunday to move forward debating a bill that would stop …