Senate Rejects Extension of Patriot Act

Via Boing Boing:

“WASHINGTON – The Senate on Friday refused to reauthorize major portions of the USA Patriot Act after critics complained they infringed too much on Americans’ privacy and liberty, dealing a huge defeat to the Bush administration and Republican leaders.

In a crucial vote early Friday, the bill’s Senate supporters were not able to get the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster by Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and Larry Craig, R-Idaho, and their allies. The final vote was 52-47.”

Good job on behalf of my Senator. It’s not over, but it’s clear the Bush Dominion is losing its power. Three cheers for civil rights!

Senate Rejects Extension of Patriot Act – Yahoo! News

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