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 September 23, 2011  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, Surveillance

Charlie Savage reports that Senators Udall and Wyden are continuing their admirable efforts to get the Department of Justice to come clean with the public on how it’s interpreting the PATRIOT Act:

Two United States senators on Wednesday accused the Justice Department of making misleading statements about the legal justification of secret domestic surveillance activities that the government is apparently carrying out under the Patriot Act.

The lawmakers — Ron Wyden of Oregon and Mark Udall of Colorado, both of whom are Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee — sent a letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. calling for him to “correct the public record” and to ensure that future department statements about the authority the government believes is conveyed by the surveillance law would not be misleading.

Read more on The New York Times.

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