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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 12:17 AM
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Dem-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee extends PATRIOT Act provisions
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Source: Raw Story

Dem-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee extends PATRIOT Act provisions

By Raw Story
Thursday, October 8th, 2009 -- 10:21 pm

Key US lawmakers passed legislation Thursday extending three key provisions of the PATRIOT Act, the sweeping intelligence bill enacted after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Backing a White House request, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the measure 11 votes to 8 to extend until 2013 three clauses that would have expired by 31 December. The bill now heads to the full Senate for a vote.

The provisions include the "roving wiretap" clause, used to monitor mobile communications of individuals using multiple telephone lines, and the "lone-wolf" provision, which enables spying on individuals suspected of terrorist activity but with no obvious connection to extremist groups.

Lawmakers also extended the life of controversial section 215, known as the "library records provision" that allows government agencies to access individual's library history.

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