A bipartisan coalition of 44 organizations today urged members of the House of Representatives to vote "YES" on the USA RIGHTS amendment and "NO" on theFISA Amendments Reauthorization Act (S. 139) if the USA RIGHTS amendment does not pass.
As we move forward with this new iteration of Section 702, it’s critical to look back at the debate and correct the record on inaccurate statements about this law and the proposals to reauthorize it. The following is a compilation of all factual errors that I uncovered while reviewing the entire floor debate, with explanations and corrections.
If body cameras are to live up to their potential as an oversight mechanism meant to check abuse, rules need to be in place providing public access to body camera footage in a way that ensures accountability.
Efforts by Congress to reauthorize the controversial warrantless-surveillance authority vary significantly for privacy and whistleblower protections, but the latest is by far the worst.