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Will The Senate Allow The Patriot Act To Simply Expire?

Judgment day approaches for Section 215 of the Patriot Act and the US government’s current mass surveillance program.

Last Saturday morning, the Senate refused to extend the draconian piece of legislation and couldn’t summon the necessary majority to impose a … Read more »

Patriot Act Gets the Filibuster Treatment from Sen. Rand Paul

With the Patriot Act due to expire at the end of the month, Rand Paul took the Senate floor this afternoon to speak at length on why the Senate should let it go gently into that good night.

While other … Read more »

NSA’s Mass Phone Surveillance Ruled Illegal

We already knew the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program to collect telephone metadata was unconstitutional. Now we know it’s illegal too.

Last week, a panel of three judges from the US Court of Appeals second circuit overturned a prior ruling … Read more »