The National Security Agency’s collection of phone metadata of all Americans under the Patriot Act was defended using national security justifications. A substantial number of Americans, however, believe the NSA violated the Fourth Amendment, which protects our security against unreasonable searches and seizures by government.[read_more]…
Today the second Circuit Court of appeals dealt a blow against government surveillance, but the Fourth Amendment protections against the telephone metadata collection program under the Patriot Act still remain unclear.[read_more] Under § 215 of the Patriot Act the federal government is allowed to collect…
This week the House voted (303-121) to shut down the NSA spying program that allowed them to collect large swaths of phone record data without the need for a warrant and keep them for five years. This was a victory for liberty and privacy, but most the credit for this victory should go to our libertarian friends.