Legislation

Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) publicly charged the CIA with repeatedly spying on her committee staffers conducting oversight of the agency, and of deleting files from committee computers.

During an online appearance at SXSW, Edward Snowden said he would "absolutely" do it all again.

The day after he won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll of potential GOP presidential candidates, with a 3-1 lead over his nearest rival, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said a clear focus on the issue of privacy in the midst of America's growing surveillance state is necessary if the Republican Party is going to grow and win elections again.

Colorado Senator Mark Udall charged in a March 4 letter to President Obama that the CIA has engaged in “unprecedented action against” the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, actions which the Colorado Democrat found “to be incredibly troubling for the Committee's oversight responsibilities and for our democracy.”

On Tuesday the Supreme Court ruled in Fernandez v. California that when a resident who objects to the search of his residence is removed through a lawful arrest, the remaining resident may give police consent to search without first demanding a warrant.

Maria Franziska von Trapp, the last surviving member of the singing family whose story inspired the movie The Sound of Music, died February 18 at her home in Vermont at the age of 99.

Frank Swain, a British freelance writer, recently wrote an essay published online by the BBC Future Science website entitled: “Why I want a microchip implant.” 

When met with immediate negative pushback, ICE quickly rescinded its request for bids to build a national database of everyone's license plates. 

Ron Paul has announced his sponsorship of a petition to grant Edward Snowden clemency upon his return to the United States.

With more and more Americans questioning the constitutionality of drone use for surveillance and law enforcement, some state legislatures are attempting to limit the government’s use of drones and restore some of the Constitutional rights on which the use of drones is infringing.

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