Yesterday, a lone member of the United States Senate introduced legislation that would formally outlaw the already unconstitutional government practice of using aerial drones to spy on Americans without a warrant. The text of S. 1016, the “Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2013,” is not formally available yet, but it corresponds to last [...]
A month ago, I noted the apparently ironic declaration of the “Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus”:
The Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus was designed to educate Members of Congress and their staff on matter of individual privacy, to provide a forum for the discussion of these issues, and to serve as a legislative advocate for personal privacy [...]
In Promise #2 of its “Progressive Promise” to America, the Congressional Progressive Caucus promises to stand up for Americans’ privacy and civil liberties:
“2. Protecting and Preserving Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
» To sunset expiring provisions of the Patriot Act and bring remaining provisions into line with the U. S. Constitution.
» To protect [...]