Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: Repeal the Entire Patriot Act!

Peter B. Collins Presents Rep. Mark Pocan

With the USA Patriot Act expiring in a few months, Rep. Mark Pocan has introduced the “Surveillance State Repeal Act”, which would completely repeal the 2001 Patriot Act, the 2008 FISA amendments and put limits on Executive Order 12333. We discuss the failure of the weak “USA Freedom Act” that was watered down further before it died last year, and Pocan is optimistic that more of his colleagues are now ready to put limits on domestic surveillance. His bill includes whistleblower protection that covers employees and contractors like Ed Snowden, and calls for a special master in the FISA Court to assist judges with technical matters.

* Mark Pocan is in his second term in Congress, a Democrat representing Madison, Wisconsin. He spent 14 years in the Wisconsin legislature

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