Americans Want the Patriot Act to Die. Let It.

Screenshot 2015-05-21 06.56.54One section of the Patriot Act has been ritually abused. Americans want it changed. With a few days left to kill, amend, or reauthorize the bill, the ACLU’s legislative counsel says the latter is no longer a viable option.
Congress has just a handful of legislative left days to decide whether to amend, extend, or simply let provisions of the Patriot Act expire on June 1. And, for now, the ball is in the Senate’s court.

Last week, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the USA Freedom Act, a bill that proposes scaling back—but still extending—the expiring provisions. While it would limit some forms of abuse, the bill unfortunately still leaves room for the government to collect the information of thousands of innocent Americans.

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