Two upcoming hearings — and organizational endorsements of the JUSTICE Act

Things are expected to move quickly in the Senate; I’ve heard that the SJC may report a bill out as early as October 1.  So that’s likely to be where a lot of the action is.  Center for Democracy and Technology’s Patriot Act Sunsets Should Prompt Re-consideration of Anti-terror Powers ends with a useful section on What’s next in Congress for the Patriot Act?

In the short term:

Also, for those wanting to know more about the JUSTICE Act, here are various organizational endorsements:

Chip Pitts listed several other endorsing organizations on the Get FISA Right wiki, including the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Center for National Security Studies, the National Coalition Against Censorship, PEN American Center, and the Woodhull Freedom Foundation … hopefully just the start of a longer list.  If anybody has links to their endorsement statements, or knows of other endorsing groups, please leave the information in the comments.  Thanks as always!

jon

PS: Get FISA Right organizer Ben Masel has created a Facebook group Pass the JUSTICE Act.  Please join, and help get the word out!

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One Response to Two upcoming hearings — and organizational endorsements of the JUSTICE Act

  1. […] Pincus, CEO of Seattle-based startup Qworky and organizer with Get FISA Right, notes that the civil liberties crowd is in better shape this time around to fight and push through […]

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