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Patriot Act Used Almost Always Against Non-Terrorists Last Year

Almost no sneak and peek Patriot Act spy invasions of Americans’ homes were terrorism related last year – only 3 out of 763 last year. 65 percent of the remaining cases had to do with drug investigations, not terrorism – and just what kind of investigations were the remaining 34.61 percent of cases related to? Shoplifting? Parking violations? Jaywalking? [...]

Afghanistan Discussistan

Is Senator Russ Feingold right when he says it’s time to discuss how to get American soldiers out of Afghanistan? [...]

Warrantless Wiretapping: Then and Now, Bush and Obama, Feingold and Holder, Illegal or Illegal? (With Transcript)

When reading today’s revelations in the New York Times regarding U.S. government warrantless wiretapping programs, it is crucial that you pay attention to time and tense. Wired Magazine botches the job when it comes to describing a program code named Pinwale. Wired says:

The database, codenamed Pinwale, allows NSA analysts to search through and read [...]

Feingold acted Against Surveillance Reform before he stood For it

This week, Senator Russ Feingold issued a call for his colleagues to pass legislation to reform the warrantless surveillance, search and seizure provisions of the FISA Amendments Act and Patriot Act.

The week before last, Senator Russ Feingold added his voice to the unanimous consent of the Senate, adding the Hatch Amendment (Senate Amendment 962) [...]

Senator Russell Feingold Speech: Restoring the Rule of Law

On Thursday, September 25, Senator Russell Feingold gave a speech before the Senate that got absolutely no coverage in the papers. Coming in the wake of Constitution Day, it should have; it provides a capstone to a week of hearings held by Senator Feingold to remind us of the constitutional liberties we have lost and [...]