BREAKING: Senator Cotton Leads Power Grab For Permanent, Warrantless International Surveillance
#BREAKING: Senator Tom Cotton, along with 13 co-sponsors, including Senator Marco Rubio and Senator John McCain, has taken steps to give permanent authority to wiretap internationally, without a warrant, under the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
Senate Bill 1297 (S 1297) aims to make Title VII of the FISA permanent. With Title VII, unlike traditional FISAs, there is no need for a judicial (i.e., FISC) determination that there is probable cause to believe that individual targets are "foreign powers" or "agents of a foreign power" and that they are using or about to use specific facilities or places that will be subject to electronic surveillance.
This would give immense power with no effective system of checks and balances, which never goes well.
What do you think about this power grab?
For more information on the bill: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/1297?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22congressId%3A115+AND+billStatus%3A%5C%22Introduced%5C%22%22%5D%7D&r=28
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"By Mr. COTTON (for himself, Mr. BURR, Mr. RISCH, Mr. RUBIO, Ms. COL-LINS, Mr. BLUNT, Mr. LANKFORD, Mr. CORNYN, Mr. MCCAIN, Mr. TILLIS, Mr. ROBERTS, Mr. GRAHAM, Mr. THUNE, and Mr. PERDUE):
S. 1297. A bill to make title VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 permanent, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary."
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