Two months of drama in the House of Representatives over the soon-to-expire FISA Section 702 mass surveillance program came to an end with a bipartisan group of House members first defeating a FISA reform amendment (USA RIGHTS Act) offered by Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), then passing the GOP House leadership bill. Over 16 years after the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent repeated passage or renewal of draconian “temporary” but “emergency” domestic surveillance laws in response, it’s fair to ask: Have we officially abandoned the Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights?
- “House Votes To Reauthorize FISA Section 702 Mass Surveillance Program,” by Patrick G. Eddington
- “A Spying ‘Reform’ That Makes Things Worse,” by Julian Sanchez
- “Deep State Dissonance,” by Julian Sanchez
- “Surveillance ‘Reform’: the Fourth Amendment’s Long, Slow, Goodbye,” by Patrick G. Eddington