USA Freedom Act

PATRIOT ACT EXPIRES AFTER FILIBUSTER BY RAND PAUL

East County News Service

June 1, 2015 (Washington D.C.) – Effective at midnight on May 31st, the Patriot Act has lapsed.  Critics contend that allowing the measure to sunset without passing a proposed reform measure, the USA Freedom Act, puts national security at risk, though some civil libertarians applaud the effort to halt mass collection of data by the National Security Administration.


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