Sep 122012
 September 12, 2012  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Mark Hosenball reports:

U.S. intelligence officials made a public plea on Tuesday, the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, for quick congressional action to extend a sweeping but controversial U.S. electronic surveillance law.

Robert Litt, chief lawyer for the Office of Director of National Intelligence, told reporters that winning congressional approval to extend the electronic spying law was the U.S. intelligence community’s “top priority.”

Read more on Reuters.

Congress takes up the re-authorization of the FISA Amendments Act today, and I expect it to pass, even though it is still a problematic law.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic who sent in the Reuters link.

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