Sen. Feingold leads charge against Bush-era surveillance laws

Hats off again to our Senator Russ Feingold! He is chief author of the new proposed legislation that aims to “strip telecommunications firms that took part in a hugely controversial Bush-era spying program of immunity from lawsuits.” Feingold was the only senator with the cojones to vote against the PATRIOT Act in the confusing days of autumn 2001. That infamous law faces Congressional reauthorization later this year.

According to the linked article, “US Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Democrat, said earlier this week that the panel would hold a hearing on the PATRIOT Act on September 23.”

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.