The Surveillance Scam

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Author(s) Timothy B. Lee
Source Reason
Date February 7, 2008
Quotes-start.png "The Protect America Act completely eliminates the warrant requirement for surveillance "concerning persons reasonably believed to be outside of the United States" — even if one party to a call is an American citizen and the wiretap occurs on American soil. The attorney general is required to disclose to a secret court the general procedures used to choose wiretapping targets, but no judge reviews the list of specific targets to verify that the law is being followed. This evisceration of judicial review is an invitation to future abuses." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Act should be renewed on the topic Protect America Act of 2007.