Just wanted to alert everybody to an op-ed I just had published on the California Progress Report (and looking to have it published elsewhere too). I want to drive traffic to the article, so I'm just going to give you a taste of it here:
The Patriot Act and the Quiet Death of the US Bill of Rights
• allows the FBI to obtain wiretaps from the secret court (i.e. “roving wiretaps”,) known as the FISA court, without identifying the target or what method of communication is to be tapped;
• allows the FISA court warrants for the electronic monitoring of a person (“lone wolf” measure ) for whatever reason — even without showing that the suspect is an agent of a foreign power or a terrorist.