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The Bright Future of the Fourth

Thirteen months ago, I would never have dreamed that we’d be where we are today. Back then, I was working professionally on surveillance reform; but there really were not many of us. The Fourth Amendment was hardly headline news. We had support from maybe 20% of Congress, but almost none from a deferential judiciary, a […]


We Need Real Surveillance Reform, Not The House’s “USA Freedom Act”

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the bill called The USA Freedom Act, 303 votes to 121. Following a series of amendments, the bill as it passed in the end contained much weaker reforms than even the very modest ones it originally proposed. The Chair of the Judiciary Committee’s manager’s amendment removed two-thirds of […]