Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Five Myths About the New Wiretapping Law

Why the new wiretapping law is a lot worse than you think. - By Patrick Radden Keefe - Slate Magazine
Sometime today, the Senate is likely to approve the most comprehensive overhaul of American surveillance law since the Watergate era. Unless you're a government lawyer, a legal scholar, a masochist, or an insomniac, chances are you haven't read the 114-page bill. Don't beat yourself up: Neither have most of the 293 House members who voted for it last week. Ditto the mainstream press, who seem to have relied chiefly on summaries provided by the same lawmakers who hadn't read it.

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