Former Judiciary Chairmen: Protect Liberty Act Most Important Surveillance Reform in ‘Several Generations’
BREITBART reports on our PPSA Senior Policy Advisor and Former House Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte, endorsing the House Judiciary Committee-advanced bill, the Protect Liberty and End Warrantless Surveillance Act.
"The American people are growing increasingly concerned about government surveillance practices that treat privacy as a luxury and the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution as a nuisance. The Protect Liberty Act is the most important government surveillance reform measure in several generations, taking incredible strides to put an end to abuses that have persisted for far too long.
The Protect Liberty Act sets forth a robust warrant requirement for U.S. person searches under FISA Section 702, with reasonable exceptions for emergencies, consent, and cybersecurity-related searches. It is the only alternative to be considered by the House that makes this crucial reform. The FBI’s abuses under Section 702 are well-documented. It has been used to spy on millions of Americans in the last few years alone, including judges, sitting Members of Congress, 19,000 donors to a congressional campaign, and countless others. [Emphasis added]"