Oct 15
8:56 PM

Patriot Act’s Got Competition

The ACLU, predictably, thinks the original Patriot Act is "disastrous."  It endorses S.1686, The Judicious Use of Surveillance Tools in Counterterrorism Efforts (JUSTICE) Act, introduced by Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and seven other senators.  Say the senators, "[It] would fix long standing problems with the PATRIOT Act and Other Surveillance Laws."  The Senate Judiciary Committee, however, has passed the USA PATRIOT Act Extension Act of 2009, which the ACLU says falls woefully short.  Interested in how this will turn out?  You can set up a tracker for free at govtrack.us, an "independent, nonpartisan website."

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