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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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  -Dem-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee extends PATRIOT Act provisions kpete  Oct-08-09 11:17 PM   #0 
  - Oh for Pete's sake.  Zoeisright   Oct-08-09 11:18 PM   #1 
  - grr  proud patriot   Oct-08-09 11:19 PM   #2 
  - "Backing a White House request..."  laconicsax   Oct-08-09 11:30 PM   #3 
  - took the words out of my mouth n/t  BradXXX   Oct-09-09 03:14 AM   #14 
  - SSDD  niyad   Oct-08-09 11:46 PM   #4 
  - shocking  frylock   Oct-08-09 11:51 PM   #5 
  - Well, as long as I didn't "waste" my vote  Le Taz Hot   Oct-08-09 11:51 PM   #6 
  - I've made a similar argument. I've repented. Technically, though, you  No Elephants   Oct-09-09 02:00 PM   #22 
  - well, if they are going to continue it, please use it to go after these right wing fanatics at least  tomm2thumbs   Oct-08-09 11:55 PM   #7 
  - I hope your optimism is rightly placed  Stumbler   Oct-09-09 01:23 AM   #9 
  - me hope so too  tomm2thumbs   Oct-09-09 01:44 AM   #12 
  - it is to protect the politicians and ultra rich when this country rolls over  natrat   Oct-09-09 03:12 AM   #13 
  - Fuck.  BobTheSubgenius   Oct-09-09 01:03 AM   #8 
  - "Change"  Zhade   Oct-09-09 01:33 AM   #10 
  - Not a liar  harmonicon   Oct-09-09 03:43 AM   #15 
     - Exactly ...  Nihil   Oct-09-09 08:57 AM   #20 
     - whatever  harmonicon   Oct-09-09 09:50 AM   #21 
     - Did he ever say he wanted to continue this? He sure implied otherwise, though he may not  No Elephants   Oct-09-09 02:09 PM   #23 
        - well, there you go  harmonicon   Oct-09-09 05:20 PM   #24 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Oct-09-09 01:41 AM   #11 
  - Let's keep pissing on the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution some more!  Selatius   Oct-09-09 04:07 AM   #16 
  - sad, isn't it?  ixion   Oct-09-09 06:34 AM   #18 
  - There are some brave Dems though.........  joeycola   Oct-10-09 08:43 AM   #26 
  - How disgusting - "Change" we can believe in..yeah right...  TankLV   Oct-09-09 05:27 AM   #17 
  - "Backing a White House request" There is NO difference when  joeycola   Oct-10-09 08:29 AM   #25 
  - Chickenshit. FIRE the FBI and DiFi. Leahy, you are officially on probation.  Piewhacket   Oct-09-09 06:35 AM   #19 
 

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