Senate Votes to Trash Fourth Amendment

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The U.S. Senate is no more inclined to stop warrantless surveillance of Americans than the House of Representatives was. Today the Senate voted to stop any attempt to limit the government’s power to violate, under FISA Section 702, Americans’ right to privacy as protected by the Fourth Amendment. Read about it here and here and here.

Members of Congress who fear Donald Trump’s abuse of power sure have a funny way of showing it.

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Sheldon Richman is the executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, senior fellow and chair of the trustees of the Center for a Stateless Society, and a contributing editor at Antiwar.com. He is the former senior editor at the Cato Institute and Institute for Humane Studies, former editor of The Freeman, published by the Foundation for Economic Education, and former vice president at the Future of Freedom Foundation. His latest book is America’s Counter-Revolution: The Constitution Revisited.