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(The Hill)   Patrick Leahy's bill requiring government agencies to get a search warrant has been blocked by a senate Republican. Which one? Sorry we can't tell you that, it's an anonymous hold; and as you know the Senate takes its privacy very seriously   (thehill.com) divider line 12
    More: Sad, Republican Block, Republican, search warrants, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Senate Judiciary Committee, Grassley, Senate  
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2013-08-05 02:57:42 PM  
2 votes:

netizencain: The bill is flawed... "She warned that applying a warrant requirement to the SEC would impede the agency's "ability to protect investors and to assist victims of securities fraud."

Seems that the bill doesn't need to be rushed through with mistakes... just address the SEC's concerns.  Done.


How the SEC's concerns should be addressed comes down to "sorry, but the right to protection against illegal search and seizure of private property, including correspondence, outweighs your agency's desire for shiat to be slightly more convenient.  fark off."

There you go.  Done!
2013-08-05 02:24:21 PM  
2 votes:
With this government, foreign terrorists are the least of our worries
2013-08-05 02:14:23 PM  
2 votes:
Someone should file a subpoena for all the Senators' E-mails to find out who put in the anonymous hold.
2013-08-05 06:35:14 PM  
1 votes:
This is one of the dumbest rules. Get rid of this one well before the filibuster is done away with. Why is one senator allowed to hold stuff up?
2013-08-05 03:27:14 PM  
1 votes:

PsyLord: And once again, Congress is doing NOTHING.


And once again we are going to pretend this is a bi-partisan.
2013-08-05 03:09:49 PM  
1 votes:
Why are these assholes against Due Process? Seriously, if you(As a cop or prosecutor) suspect someone, but don't have enough evidence for a warrant, maybe you need to do your job better...
2013-08-05 03:08:34 PM  
1 votes:

LordJiro: And, y'know, it would require a party that had any actual interest in limiting government power. No party like that has any actual power in our government, however.


I think we can close the political tab now
2013-08-05 03:07:42 PM  
1 votes:
I call Shenanigans!

How do we know it wasn't a democrat if the person is remaining anonymous?
2013-08-05 03:07:16 PM  
1 votes:

Cheron: netizencain: The bill is flawed... "She warned that applying a warrant requirement to the SEC would impede the agency's "ability to protect investors and to assist victims of securities fraud."

Seems that the bill doesn't need to be rushed through with mistakes... just address the SEC's concerns.  Done.

It would take bipartisan support and hard work to craft good legislation.  Good legislation is fine and dandy but it doesn't turn out the donors like grandstanding and hard work doesn't get you any votes. If you want to pass a bill make sure there are no nits to pick.


And, y'know, it would require a party that had any actual interest in limiting government power. No party like that has any actual power in our government, however.
2013-08-05 02:57:04 PM  
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: With this government, foreign terrorists are the least of our worries

You're right. I'd be much more scared of the Cartels.


You mean Northrop-Grumman and Lockheed?
2013-08-05 02:54:01 PM  
1 votes:
Only man in the senate with balls.
2013-08-05 02:42:46 PM  
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: With this government, foreign terrorists are the least of our worries


You're right. I'd be much more scared of the Cartels.
 
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