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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Congress doesn't have much time left on the legislative calendar for the year, but there's still a lot on the agenda to get across the finish line. In the few remaining days, Republicans hope to pass a tax reform bill and either another short-term continuing resolution or an omnibus to fund the government.

Another item on the agenda is the reauthorization of Title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), including the controversial Section 702.




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The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has marked up the FISA Amendments Reauthorization Act, S. 2010. The bill, sponsored by Chairman Richard Burr(R-N.C.) is actually worse than existing law. It explicitly allows the attorney general to use information collected under Section 702 for domestic crimes that have nothing to do with national security and forbids judicial review of that decision.


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We're tumbling down the slippery slope.

Gee, you think somebody might have warned us about that...

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-28 10:16 AM | Reply

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-28 10:16 AM | Reply | Flag:

Judge Dredd is becoming a reality....

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-11-28 10:20 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

this, much like the constitution and the rule of law ---- are no longer useful to the usual opportunists here.
It wasn't that long ago you couldn't turn around without some ---- thumping their pocket constitution in impotent rage over something Imaginary OBAMA didn't do to their privacy.
Now utter silence
Must be that "principle" we are always hearing about

#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-11-28 03:26 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#3 nailed it.

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-11-28 06:49 PM | Reply

If Obama were still in office our resident "conservative" Constitutional scholars would have pushed the post count on this one into the hundreds.

But now it's just not that interesting to them apparently.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-29 08:31 AM | Reply

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