It’s a qualified success, but nonetheless…. Keep the pressure on! Restore the 4th Amendment!
US senators failed to pass a bill tonight that would reform one of the NSA’s most controversial surveillance programs. Without it, sections of the Patriot Act expire at midnight.
Source: Parts of Patriot Act Expire Tonight After Senate Fails to Pass Reform | WIRED
It’s completely implausible, but I would totally support a Rand Paul-Bernie Sanders ticket. Just because it would make Washington interesting again.
Source: Exclusive: Rand Paul: ‘I will force the expiration’ of the PATRIOT Act
The most controversial elements of the spying bill may never be coming back, lawmakers from both parties tell The Daily Beast. Here’s why.
Source: The Patriot Act May Be Dead Forever
Rand Paul vows to block efforts to continue NSA bulk collection after key provision expires next month
Source: NSA surveillance opposed by American voters from all parties, poll finds
A hero. A patriot. Not a traitor.
If the bulk collection of phone records was illegal, then one of the most-criticized disclosures amounted to blowing the whistle on illegal surveillance.
Source: A Federal Appeals Court Vindicates Edward Snowden’s Leak of NSA Secrets