Reply to post: Re: The deadline was extended until April

Critical US mass spying program scrutiny lost amid partisan nonsense

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Re: The deadline was extended until April

It was not extended. It is a position expressed by NSA and CIA top brass based on a rather interesting interpretation of the Patriot act and the FISA statutes in it.

If the Congress fails to re-authorize by end of year and they actually use this "extension" a court case is inevitable it is likely to be a court case which NSA and CIA will lose (unfortunately, with no consequences for the people who will sign the orders).

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