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  •  Patrick Leahey has abandoned his proposal (1+ / 0-)
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    after much public outcry (not here apparently but by many leading civil libertarians). More here.

    "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." Edward R. Murrow

    by temptxan on Tue Nov 20, 2012 at 01:22:02 PM PST

    •  They got played (1+ / 0-)
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      Freedomworks was lobbying hard against this.  

      That tells you all you need to know.

      Bad day for liberals....they've allowed privacy red herrings to get in the way of corporate accountability.

      •  No, accountability can use a warrant (2+ / 0-)
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        tbetz, canyonrat

        The law as originally written could have allowed any of the listed agencies to read your email or other private material.  Sure, it could have been used for corporate investigations, but it could also be directed against individuals not liked by someone in the government.  Administrative agencies are largely captives of their regulated industries; they don't always work the way you want.

        A warrant is a perfectly reasonable requirement.

        I do read CNET daily and McCullough is wrong more often than not, but as a strict libertarian he is occasionally right.

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