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Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants
#11
I hate to tell yo this, but they already read your email.
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Quote:Leahy scuttles his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill
After public criticism of proposal that lets government agencies warrantlessly access Americans' e-mail, Sen. Patrick Leahy says he will "not support" such an idea at next week's vote.

by Declan McCullagh November 20, 2012 12:35 PM PST

Sen. Patrick Leahy won't support warrantless e-mail access, although an aide said only broad exceptions were off the table.

(Credit: U.S. Senate)
Sen. Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal that would grant government agencies more surveillance power -- including warrantless access to Americans' e-mail accounts -- than they possess under current law.

The Vermont Democrat said today on Twitter that he would "not support such an exception" for warrantless access. The remarks came a few hours after a CNET article was published this morning that disclosed the existence of the measure.

A vote on the proposal in the Senate Judiciary committee, which Leahy chairs, is scheduled for next Thursday. The amendments were due to be glued onto a substitute (PDF) to H.R. 2471, which the House of Representatives already has approved.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-575526...ance-bill/
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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middlefinger;44382 Wrote:
Quote:Leahy scuttles his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill
After public criticism of proposal that lets government agencies warrantlessly access Americans' e-mail, Sen. Patrick Leahy says he will "not support" such an idea at next week's vote.

by Declan McCullagh November 20, 2012 12:35 PM PST

Sen. Patrick Leahy won't support warrantless e-mail access, although an aide said only broad exceptions were off the table.

(Credit: U.S. Senate)
Sen. Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal that would grant government agencies more surveillance power -- including warrantless access to Americans' e-mail accounts -- than they possess under current law.

The Vermont Democrat said today on Twitter that he would "not support such an exception" for warrantless access. The remarks came a few hours after a CNET article was published this morning that disclosed the existence of the measure.

A vote on the proposal in the Senate Judiciary committee, which Leahy chairs, is scheduled for next Thursday. The amendments were due to be glued onto a substitute (PDF) to H.R. 2471, which the House of Representatives already has approved.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-575526...ance-bill/

Well, that is sort of encouraging.

What isn't though, is that public news of this is what gave the politician pause. Not a sense of morals or upholding the CotUS. Public scrutiny. Angry
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#14
Warrantless access to the email of American citizens. What the hell...how could anyone even consider that??
glocke12, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#15
I dont understand this bill, doesn't the patriot act already allow this?
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ExcelToExcel;44469 Wrote:I dont understand this bill, doesn't the patriot act already allow this?

Warrants are through the FISA system per the Patriot Act, if I am not mistaken.
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