For example, the case of Brandon Mayfield, a law-abiding citizen from Oregon who was linked by shoddy FBI lab work to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and was jailed until Spanish authorities identified the real terrorists.
Congress recently passed and President Obama signed a one year extension to three controversial provisions of the Patriot Act. Included is a “lone wolf” provision that enables wiretapping of individuals.
The vote in Congress this week was to extend through the end of the year three provisions, set to expire at the end of this month. Should we renew them?