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Leahy scuttles his warrantless
e-mail surveillance bill

CNET News, by Declan McCullagh

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Posted By:hoosier observer, 11/20/2012 7:41:39 PM

Sen. Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal that would grant government agencies more surveillance power -- including warrantless access to Americans´ e-mail accounts -- than they possess under current law. The Vermont Democrat said today on Twitter that he would "not support such an exception" for warrantless access. The remarks came a few hours after a CNET article was published this morning that disclosed the existence of the measure. A vote on the proposal in the Senate Judiciary committee, which Leahy chairs, is scheduled for next Thursday.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Passion, 11/20/2012 7:58:17 PM     (No. 9026592)

Good! The fit hit the shan and he caved.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: trackman999, 11/20/2012 8:04:29 PM     (No. 9026602)

Word went out to many tea party people and they made themselves heard.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: obviousity, 11/20/2012 8:07:47 PM     (No. 9026607)

There is a libertarian streak in the Democrat exploited geeks. The geeks got the Dems elected because they could. It may well be interesting to see what the geeks do next because they can.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 11/20/2012 8:43:18 PM     (No. 9026660)

The fact exists that he even suggested it.

He only pulled it back because he was found out.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cym rhondda, 11/20/2012 8:48:12 PM     (No. 9026666)

´Leahy scuttles his warrantless
e-mail surveillance bill...´

Leaky Leahy is an enemy of the Constitution and a despicable wretch. This curse to America has no fear of God.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/20/2012 9:56:52 PM     (No. 9026734)

How will the Federal Reserve survive without warrantless searches of our emails?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: veritas, 11/20/2012 10:27:09 PM     (No. 9026758)

Getting caught stinks, eh, Pat?

#1: Remember the phrase, "Rust never sleeps." He´s probably had alternate plans all along. Be wary.

#6: Easy. By making warrantless searches.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/20/2012 10:29:29 PM     (No. 9026764)

Don´t get your hopes up. We stopped being a "nation of laws" years ago.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/20/2012 10:53:23 PM     (No. 9026805)

And at the same time the EPA is refusing to turn over their criminal private e-mails. He wanted to peep into our private business, but is he demanding the EPA come clean? No way.

Patrick Leahy is a skunk. Just coming up with this bill shows what´s at his core. Tyranny.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: annie xango, 11/20/2012 10:59:45 PM     (No. 9026812)

this cretin is still around.??.the Rats haven´t let him go on tee-vee much so thought maybe he died

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Reply 11 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/20/2012 11:40:02 PM     (No. 9026848)

Leahy is pure viper. He hasn´t given up, he will just try to do it another way or another day.

To the government we have today warrants won´t matter. They will access what they want and lie about it.

Lack of a warrant is inconvenient. But not so inconvenient it will stop them.

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