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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:08 AM

WTH is this? Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans' e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

Leahy's rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge.

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Looks like a 180-turn from Sen. Leahy's previous championing *for* warrants (just search DU).

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Reply WTH is this? Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants (Original post)
BadgerKid Nov 2012 OP
Autumn Nov 2012 #1
hughee99 Nov 2012 #3
BadgerKid Nov 2012 #9
think Nov 2012 #2
leveymg Nov 2012 #4
fredamae Nov 2012 #5
hughee99 Nov 2012 #6
fredamae Nov 2012 #12
fredamae Nov 2012 #13
think Nov 2012 #7
lastlib Nov 2012 #8
naaman fletcher Nov 2012 #10
leftyohiolib Nov 2012 #11
fredamae Nov 2012 #14

Response to BadgerKid (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:10 AM

1. Fucking crazy if true. Do you have a link?

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:07 AM

9. Yep.

Sorry for being remiss. Got distracted from posting the link because of wiping the milk-saturated Cheerios off my keyboard.

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Response to BadgerKid (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:11 AM

2. WTF?

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Response to BadgerKid (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:19 AM

4. Leahy often second-guesses himself, and can get it very wrong in the end.

He's done this before several times in the run-up to the USA Patriot Act, reauthorizations and Amendments. He comes out initially expressing "grave misgivings" but in the end ends up pushing the Bill through committee and sponsoring it on the Floor.

He did this also in the aborted inquiry into Bush Administration malfeasance related to 9/11 and deception of the Commission. Leahy was initially very open to netroots input on this, even posting and responding to questions on DailyKos. But the hearing were a whitewash.

Very disappointing.

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Response to BadgerKid (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:21 AM

5. Can you share the Bill Number? n/t

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Response to fredamae (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:27 AM

6. I'm not 100% sure, but I think this might be it

S.1011
Latest Title: Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Leahy, Patrick J. (introduced 5/17/2011) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 5/17/2011 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d112:s.01011:

I'm not sure that the copy of the bill at this link has the changes that were being discussed in the article, though.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:11 PM

12. Thank you Very much! :) n/t

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:15 PM

13. Here is the list

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Response to BadgerKid (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:33 AM

7. So now top Dems are FOR warrantless searches of your email and Google Docs? nice......

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Response to BadgerKid (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:05 AM

8. What part...

...of "The Right of the People to be secure..." don't these f*cks understand?? . . .

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Response to BadgerKid (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:13 AM

10. This is insane. nt

 

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Response to BadgerKid (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:16 PM

11. who needs the republicans

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