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Patriots Act: Am Library Assn Elevates Talk on H.R. 3845 Surveillance Bill to Action

Last week, the American Library Association released a statement decrying the chilling effect of the federal Patriot Act law. Under the Patriot Act, the FBI under Patriot Act Section 215 and Section 505 authority can and does obtain patrons’ library records when there is no reason to believe patrons are engaged in criminal behavior, and […]

Well, That Certainly is Change… Obama Completes 180 on FISA

No more illegal wiretapping of American citizens, no more national security letters to spy on citizens who are not suspected of a crime, no more tracking citizens who do nothing more than protest a misguided war, no more ignoring the law when it is inconvenient. That is not who we are, and it’s not what […]

The Twenty-Five Most Hopeful Senators To Call on H.R. 6304, the FISA Amendments Act

One day from now, on Tuesday, July 8, the U.S. Senate is set to vote on final passage of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, also known as H.R. 6304. The bill will remove citizens’ standing to challenge the constitutionality of warrantless wiretapping programs that we know existed and we know were illegal. It will […]