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 …
Expiration of section 215 of the Patriot Act is a symbolic victory for the privacy and civil liberties advocacy groups that have fought against its renewal. However, its expiration does very little to reduce the capabilities of the NSA or FBI to …
Rand Paul relinquished the Senate floor late Wednesday night, ending his "filibuster" over National Security Agency ... enough time to debate whether to reform the Patriot Act and to debate the merits of NSA surveillance. "At the very …
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The National Security Agency’s authority to obtain phone metadata, which was granted by Section 215 of the Patriot Act, expires with the rest of the act on June 1 if Congress doesn’t extend it. HR 2048 specifies that telephone …
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 …
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 …
Speaking to reporters today at the White House, President Obama demanded that Congress renew Section 215 of the Patriot ... Act, a watered-down reform bill, and saying the Senate needs to approve it as well. Section 215 is being …
“Thailand was the test case,” said Benjamin Zawacki, author of a recent book on U.S.-Thai relations ... suspects in what critics likened to a Thai version of the USA Patriot Act. Shortly afterward, U.S. and Thai personnel captured Riduan …
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 …
Patriot Act Section 215, which the Obama Administration was illegally using as the pretext for NSA telephone metadata collection of all Americans, expired Sunday night after a day of debates in the Senate ended with no vote on its …