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joeycola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-10-09 08:43 AM
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26. There are some brave Dems though.........

...........But their Democratic counterparts have decried the fact that the provisions still do not in their view adequately respect the privacy of ordinary Americans.

Democratic Senator Russ Feingold said he feared handing a "blank check" to law enforcement agencies and criticized the Democrat-controlled committee for not passing safeguards that even Republicans supported during the Bush administration.

"Among the most significant problems is the failure to include an improved standard for Section 215 orders, even though a Republican controlled Judiciary Committee unanimously supported including the same standard in 2005," he said in a media advisory.

"But what was most upsetting was the apparent willingness of too many members to defer completely to behind the scenes complaints from the FBI and the Justice Department, even though the administration has yet to take a public position on any of the improvements that I and other senators have proposed. ... I am left scratching my head trying to understand how a committee controlled by a wide Democratic margin could support the bill it approved today, I will continue to work with my colleagues to try to make improvements to this bill."

Michael Macleod-Ball, acting director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Washington legislative office said the rights group was "disappointed" that further moves were not made to protect civil liberties.
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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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