Rand Paul says he will filibuster surveillance bill if it doesn’t include warrant protections

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Rand Paul says he will filibuster surveillance bill if it doesn’t include warrant protections

Post by Maddog on Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:00 am

Sen. Rand Paul joined a bipartisan group of Washington lawmakers on Wednesday to announce his intention to filibuster the extension of the FISA Amendments Act.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took part in a press conference with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oreg.), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) among others, to oppose long-term extension of warrantless surveillance by the United States government.

Sen. Paul has been adamant in his opposition to long-term reauthorization, promising to filibuster any legislation that does not require a warrant to spy on American citizens under the FISA Amendments Act. Under Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Act, the FBI may conduct “backdoor” searches of American communications with foreign targets of suspicion without a warrant.

The bipartisan movement to protect the Fourth Amendment rights of American citizens has also attracted the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union and libertarian-conservative activist group FreedomWorks, all calling for an end to the mass surveillance.

http://rare.us/rare-politics/rare-liberty/the-right-to-privacy/rand-paul-says-he-will-filibuster-surveillance-bill-if-it-doesnt-include-warrant-protections/

Let's see how many statists on the left and the right line up to fight these guys for "safety". Razz

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