Coronavirus and FISA Reauthorization Make for A Toxic Legislative Mix

National Review reported earlier this week that a coronavirus spending package allegedly moving through Congress would not, in fact, contain language reauthorizing a handful of soon‐​to‐​expire PATRIOT Act provisions that are part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. It remains to be seen whether we’ll witness yet another act of legislative cowardice that keeps FISA and the American surveillance state alive.