Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Domestic Spy Expansion Bill Sails Through the Congress

The power to electronically surveill citizens without so much as asking a judge for leave to do so, stems from 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The rapid action by the Congress last Friday was prompted by fear that this extraordinary power would lapse at the end of this month – forcing Uncle Sam to actually justify its surveillance by seeking a warrant in advance of spying on citizens.

1 comment:

Paul X said...

It's silly to think that FBI et. al. are going to be deterred by any law. The correct assumption is, they will surveil whom they want whenever they want, because there are no adverse consequences to the ruling class or their enforcers for violating any law. Laws are for the peons.