Saturday, December 31, 2005

Debating the Patriot Act

NPR has some great background segments on the Patriot Act called Debating the Patriot Act. From the site:

"The Senate has rejected attempts to reauthorize key surveillance provisions of the USA Patriot Act, dealing a major setback to the Bush administration. The 16 provisions in question, including those authorizing secret searches of records and roving wiretaps, are set to expire Dec. 31. The House approved the provisions' renewal with some modifications, but Senate opponents said those changes didn't go far enough to protect civil liberties."

Worth checking out to get a good idea of the background and what's coming down the pike.


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