Read the NSA Reform Bill Co-Written by a Co-Writer of the Patriot Act

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Oct. 29 2013 12:59 PM

Read the NSA Reform Bill Co-Written by a Co-Writer of the Patriot Act

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Rep. James Sensenbrenner, once a patriot, now a freedom fighter.

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Here's the text of the evocatively named USA Freedom Act, a joint protect of Rep. James Sensenbrenner and Sen. Pat Leahy—one that arrives just as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence meets to mark up its own bill.

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I'm still reading through (I can't recall a day on the Hill when more issues were being worked out simultaneously), but the reformers of the past, like Dick Durbin, are tentatively high on this.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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