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Just Security: Why We Can’t Support the New USA FREEDOM Act

CDT’s Harley Geiger wrote a guest post for Just Security on why CDT and other civil liberties groups can no longer support the USA Freedom Act.

From the Just Security post:

The Center for Democracy & Technology, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, FreedomWorks, New America Foundation’s Open Technology InstituteAccess, and other groups, have all publicly withdrawn their support of the USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361). This is disappointing as many civil liberties groups strongly supported USA FREEDOM since its introduction last year.

The major sticking point for many of the groups is how the bill’s definition of “specific selection term” recently changed in the Rules Committee Manager’s Amendment.

Read the full post from Harley on Just Security.