You know it’s bad when the author of what might be the most unconstitutional bill in U.S. history criticizes you for being too authoritarian on civil rights. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisc.), the man who introduced the Patriot Act in October …
The USA Patriot Act, which President George W. Bush signed into law in 2001, helped pave the way for mass surveillance after the Sept. 11 attacks. But after revelations that the NSA has scooped up everything from phone-call records to …
Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), who helped draft the PATRIOT Act, is exploring options to narrow a provision of the law that allows the National Security Agency (NSA) to obtain telephonic metadata on nearly all Americans. The …
insisted that President Obama is falsely claiming Congress authorized the controversial NSA PRISM surveillance ... to sift through details of our private lives because the Patriot Act says that it can. I disagree. I authored the Patriot Act, and …
The former head of the NSA may say that the agency isn’t spying on the vast majority of Americans, but the author of the Patriot Act says it is a “big deal” for this to occur. Former deputy director Cedric Leighton, in defending what one civil ...
This is something that is rather unexpected. I’m sure somebody at some point will say Sensenbrenner is motivated by race. The chief author of the Patriot Act announced Friday that he’s joined a lawsuit seeking to stop the National
The Patriot Act has been used by the FBI and the NSA to mine data at the expense of the liberty of American citizens. In a statement, Sensenbrenner said that “seizing phone records of millions of innocent people is excessive and un …
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the NSA's bulk collection of phone data is illegal. Meanwhile, Congress is debating the fate of the Patriot Act. NPR's Rachel Martin talks ... Jim Sensenbrenner, is the author of the bill that …
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 House Republican who became the legislative face of the Patriot Act after the 9/11 terrorist attacks was in Europe today telling the EU parliament that they need to rebuild trust and cooperation after the National Security Agency …