When the public was watching, Senator Al Franken read the 4th Amendment aloud to Obama officials, in high rhetorical dudgeon against the Patriot Act. Everybody clapped.
When the public wasn’t watching, Senator Al Franken twice acted to support the Patriot Act and to keep warrantless surveillance, search and seizure of Americans’ communications and property — [...]
Yesterday and this morning I asked you to call members of the Senate Judiciary Committee if you happened to have one of the two Senators for your state serving on the Committee. The cause: to promote consideration and inclusion of the provisions of S. 1686 (the JUSTICE Act). S. 1686 has a number of provisions, [...]
As I mentioned yesterday, this Thursday — just two days from now — there will be a Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting in which a bill to extend and reform warrantless surveillance powers will take shape and possibly be passed out of committee.
As of this morning, there are four bills representing different visions for [...]
The Senate Judiciary Committee has quietly scheduled this Thursday at 9:30 am to mark up legislation reauthorizing sections of the Patriot Act for four more years and revising the FISA Amendments Act to boot.
The markup matters, and you should contact your Senators before it happens. Here’s why.
Surveillance Matters In 1791, Jeremy Bentham described [...]