Obama thinks surveillance laws of the Patriot Act is just swell
The Obama administration has for the first time set out its views on the controversial USA Patriot Act, telling lawmakers this week that legal approval of government surveillance methods scheduled to expire in December should be renewed, but leaving room to tweak the law to protect Americans’ privacy.
In a letter from Justice Department officials to key members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the administration recommended that Congress move swiftly with legislation that would protect the government’s ability to collect a variety of business and credit card records and to monitor terrorism suspects with roving wiretaps.
Three cheers for change! Three jeers for privacy!
The article does go on to talk about how Durbin and Feingold want to put some slight restrictions on the ability to do these types of things but I have no reason to believe even with such legal barriers that the government agencies won’t just ignore them.