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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Senators Say Justice Dept. Misleads Public on Surveillance

“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…. Mr. Wyden and Mr. Udall have for months been raising concerns that the government has secretly interpreted a part of the Patriot Act in a way that they portray as twisted, allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct some kind of unspecified domestic surveillance that they say does not dovetail with a plain reading of the statute.” (New York Times)

Who’s watching the watchers?

FEE Timely Classic
“Federal Surveillance: The Threat to Americans’ Security” by James Bovard