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In Unnoticed Remarks, Bobby Scott Outlines Foreign Intelligence Danger in Patriot Act Powers

On May 12 2011, Rep. Robert Scott introduced a new wrinkle to considerations of Patriot Act powers and their uses. We already know from reports to Congress that most uses of the Patriot Act have nothing to do with terrorism. But what, then, is the purpose of the Patriot Act?

In a House Judiciary Committee [...]

Rep. Bobby Scott Declares Opposition to Patriot Act (Full Text of 2/8/11 Speech)

Squeezing himself in as part of a mere 40 minutes of debate regarding reauthorization of key provisions of the USA Patriot Act, Rep. Robert Scott of Virginia rose to explain why later this evening he will be voting a firm NO (transcript of video broadcast):

Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to H.R. 514, which [...]