January 25, 2011 Featured News, Laws, Surveillance
Julie Kent reports:
With George W. Bush out of the White House, talks about the Patriot Act have significantly died down. Which is why it’s no surprise that few people even know that at the end of this month two controversial provisions of the Patriot Act – one that authorizes “roving” wiretapping and another that allows the government to pull all kinds of records and electronic communications from U.S. citizens – are set to expire.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, knew these provisions were expiring and has already introduced legislation that would simply extend them for another year.
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