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A bipartisan bill introduced to Congress on Monday aims to curtail "overboard" subpoena power given to federal authorities by the Patriot Act.
Congressmen Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said in a release that National Security Letters, used by federal authorities to cull private information such as Internet histories and financial records, have led to "rampant abuse" and must be curbed.
Originally posted by xmotex
I hope this passes, hopefully it's just the beginning of a rollback to the extra-Constitutional powers the government as given itself over the past eight years - hell, 16 years if you count all the BS Clinton did.
Despite the doom and gloom I hear so much on ATS, between a bipartisan rollback of the Patriot Act and the letter 65 Democratic representatives wrote opposing the silly "Assault Weapons Ban", we may be seeing a legislature with more respect for civil liberties.