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 …
Here's a tweet from Paul announcing the speech: I've just taken the senate floor to begin a filibuster of the Patriot Act renewal. It's time to end the NSA spying! On Wednesday afternoon Kentucky senator Rand Paul, a Republican …
A sweeping National Security Agency program that collects and stores so-called metadata for nearly all United States phone calls in a searchable database is not authorized by the Patriot Act, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. …
On Sunday, the Senate dithered into letting controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act expire ... known as the USA Freedom Act, would protect our liberty and our security. Mieke Eoyang is the Director of the National Security
As far as the senate goes, Andrew C. McCarthy of National Review recently explained how this all came to pass: Why National-Security Republicans Lost the Patriot Act Debate The NSA doesn’t even know your name. But you probably …
blocked immediate action on the legislation for a few days. That means controversial espionage provisions authorized by the USA Patriot Act, allowing bulk National Security Agency collection of U.S. phone metadata, will expire at …
THE NSA AND THE PATRIOT ACT….Orin Kerr has an interesting tidbit today about the legality of the recently disclosed NSA monitoring program. There are exceptions to the law that requires telecom companies to keep their call records …
In that interview, Arnie pointed out to me an earlier article that talked about the appetite for Patriot Act reform among members of Congress. First, I’d like to present that interview. The clip below contains the whole second hour, but our …
McConnell, R-Ky., warned against allowing the controversial NSA program and other key surveillance activities under the USA Patriot Act to expire at midnight May 31. He said he would call the Senate into session that day, a Sunday, and …
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 …