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Section 215 has been used to secretly access our private data, but hasn't accomplished much.
For years, security state advocates fought to maintain the authority to snoop on your phone records. Are they really giving up?
We were told this sort of spying would only be used to stop terrorists. And yet...
Paul cited Barr's past support for warrantless surveillance. He's right to be worried.
Plus: why Gary Johnson will be good for the Senate, "toxic culture" at the TSA, the dismissal of an anti-FOSTA lawsuit, and a new economic freedom index.
The PATRIOT Act fell out of fashion-but swap "human trafficker" for "terrorist" and let the civil liberties infringements roll!
A surprise tweet to announce a thoroughly conventional new FBI director
"In Russia, the legislation is compared to the USA Patriot Act."
Gag order lifted in decades-old case fought by small Internet provider.
Thanks to Edward Snowden, a once-secret and always useless government surveillance programs draws to an end.
Debate performance illustrates that civil liberties and executive-power abuse matter mostly when Republicans run the White House
Federal court invalidates gag order extending more than a decade.
Doesn't rule on constitutionality of Patriot Act surveillance
House Passes Bill to Deny/Revoke Passports for Americans Deemed to Have 'Helped' Terrorist Organizations [UPDATED w/ even more outrage!]
No appeals, no definition of 'helped,' no due process
Intelligence Court Shrugs at Ruling Against Mass Surveillance, Temporarily Restores NSA Authority for Metadata Collection
A few more months of privacy violations permitted.
Civil liberties group has publicly called for even stronger reforms.
Power thrives in complexity, just as roaches flourish in the dark.
The NSA and kindred agencies have many more arrows in their quiver than Section 215.
The Obama administration praises death of program while requesting it to be renewed.
Weakening encryption "has a chilling effect on our First Amendment rights and undermines our country's founding principles."
The Senate majority leader tries to kill FISA Court transparency.
The intra-party fight over Patriot Act & USA Freedom Act is a sign we're finally moving past 9/11 politics.
Martin O'Malley vs. Rand Paul
Some senators, tellingly, see listening to Americans' surveillance concerns as a bad thing.
Is the expiration of Patriot Act provisions"just politics and posturing"? No, it's a sign the country is moving in the right direction.
And now his watch is ended.
So long bulk collections under Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which courts say are unauthorized and the FBI says are ineffective.
The New Jersey governor says he has a record of locking up dangerous terrorists. A closer look at one of his biggest cases suggests otherwise.
And in this corner... Obama the email reader
Will Congress act decisively to end unconstitutional executive branch overreach?
If section 215 of the Patriot Act expires next week, the feds will need individualized search warrants to spy on us.
National security conservatives go ballistic over Paul's Patriot Act obstruction
Future of Section 215 of PATRIOT Act completely up in the air.
Another sign of the end times or a renewal of constitutional governance?
Senate vote expected today, but on what, exactly?
The Kentucky senator tells conservatives to respect the Ninth Amendment.