Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sensenbrenner Slaps Obozo

Finally, some good news about Sensenbrenner!

First off, let's recall that Sensenbrenner and Feingold both voted against the original language of the Patriot Act.  Now we find that Sensenbrenner is an ally of Leaky Leahy.

That's not always bad. 

Here's the recap of the new legislative proposal:

It seeks to limit the collection of phone records to known terrorist suspects; to end "secret laws" by making courts disclose surveillance policies; to create a special court advocate to represent privacy interests; and to allow companies to disclose how many requests for users' information they receive from the USA. The bill also tightens up language governing overseas surveillance to remove a loophole which it has been abused to target internet and email activities of Americans.  The Guardian quoted at Sykes

Should the bill's language actually do what's reported above, it's a good first step.

Even more interesting:  will Obozo veto it?

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