Katherine Mangu-Ward Discusses Warrantless E-Mail Surveillance on CNBC's Kudlow Report

Reason Managing Editor Katherine Mangu-Ward discusses Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy's proposed bill that would allow warrantless searches into American's private email accounts on CNBC's The Kudlow Report. Airdate: November 20, 2012.

About 4.22 minutes.

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  • Tim||

    Leahy has denied that he supports warrantless searches, but I can't get the link past SPAM FILTER.

  • Tim||

    Posted: Nov 20, 2012 4:14 PM EST
    Updated: Nov 22, 2012 5:00 PM EST
    By WCAX News - bio | email

    WASHINGTON - Is Vermont's cyber senator doing a 180 when it comes to protecting your emails from prying eyes? A national news story out Tuesday says yes, but Sen. Patrick Leahy says it's not true.

    At issue is a bill before Leahy's Senate Judiciary Committee that deals with government surveillance of internet activity. An article on CNET suggests Leahy supports a version of the bill that would give law enforcement access to emails, Facebook posts, Twitter messages and more without a search warrant. The article claims the bill is an "abrupt departure" from Leahy's earlier claims of enhanced privacy protections.

    But the senator says it isn't true. He issued a statement Tuesday saying the warrant exceptions are just ideas being circulated for discussion in committee and Leahy says he does not support them.

  • sarcasmic||

    video not found

  • Tim||

    Where does Reason come down on the denial?

  • Tim||

    Out about 3:20 She acknowledges that Leahy thinks these things need a warrant. Thank's for being so clear.

  • sarcasmic||

    I click it and get "video not found".

  • Tim||

    You're not missing much.

  • Almanian.||

    "Steve Chapman is on vacation this week."

  • Tim||

    Ward doesn't even check her own posts. Why should we bother either?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    I used to kind of like Kudlow, but he really is one of those guys who only figured out unlimited Presidential power might not be such a great idea AFTER GWB was put out to pasture.

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