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Senate Inaction Pushes Patriot Act Towards Sunset

Today the Senate rejected by narrow margins both the USA FREEDOM Act and a temporary extension of expiring PATRIOT Act authorities. The USA FREEDOM Act, which the House passed 338-88, garnered 57 of the 60 votes required to proceed. The Senate will meet again on Sunday, May 31st to vote again prior to the Section 215 sunset deadline.

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Section 215 Bulk Collection Poised To End

Today the House of Representatives departed for its Memorial Day recess having passed the USA FREEDOM Act to outlaw bulk collection under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. Unless, against all odds, the Senate approves a short-term extension and the House returns from its recess to pass it before the June 1 sunset, bulk collection under Section 215 will end.

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CDT Files Motion to Intervene in Support of Open Internet Order

CDT filed a motion to intervene in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of the FCC’s Open Internet Order, which adopts strong, effective rules to protect an open Internet and places those rules on a solid legal foundation. CDT joins a group of potential interveners, including edge providers and other public interest organizations, committed to ensuring that the FCC’s rules survive judicial scrutiny.

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CDT Files Motion to Intervene in Support of Open Internet Order

Today, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) filed a motion to intervene in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of the FCC’s Open Internet Order, which adopts strong, effective rules to protect an open Internet and places those rules on a solid legal foundation. CDT joins a group of potential interveners, including edge providers and other public interest organizations, committed to ensuring that the FCC’s rules survive judicial scrutiny.

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