In a last-ditch effort to scare lawmakers into preserving unpopular and much-abused surveillance authorities, the Senate Republican leadership and some intelligence officials are warning that allowing Section 215 of the Patriot Act to sunset would compromise national security.
Arch-conservative Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, has endorsed a state proposal that would drop mandatory minimum sentences for drug possession within 1,500-feet of a school or daycare center.
The Governor signed a bill supported by the ACLU of Connecticut, which forbids employers from demanding personal passwords to social media sites.
Internal FBI documents obtained by the ACLU show that doubts have been raised within the Bureau regarding the use of automated license plate readers.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has just thrown a wrench in the surveillance reform debate.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut applauded the state Senate’s passage of a bill that would require law enforcement to obtain warrants in order to gather information such as texts, Facebook messages and geo-locational data.
Left, right and middle all now recognize that our criminal justice system represents the worst excesses of bad policies run amok.