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Unknown Republican Blocks Bill That Will Require Search Warrant Before Police Access Emails
Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/13 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 08/04/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT by Nachum

An unknown Republican Senator is blocking a bill that will require police to obtain a search warrant before accessing emails and online messages. The Hill reported:

An anonymous Republican senator has delayed a vote on legislation that would require police to obtain a warrant before accessing emails and other online messages.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) pushed for a vote on the bill before Congress left for its August recess. He secured unanimous support from Democrats, but at least one Republican objected to the bill, according to a Democratic Senate aide.

Leahy had hoped to fast-track the bill to passage with unanimous support, but the opposition means a vote will be delayed until at least September.

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blocks; leakyleahy; republican; unknown; warrant

1 posted on 08/04/2013 11:05:23 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I think we know who to suspect.


2 posted on 08/04/2013 11:08:19 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Nachum
Who would be against this? And, for what reason? I have a list...starting with McCain.
3 posted on 08/04/2013 11:08:55 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Right, who could be against this except every Democrat and half the GOPe?


4 posted on 08/04/2013 11:09:40 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nachum

I’d have to know what kind of ‘fast one’ the democrats were trying to pull before I decide whether the Republican is a good guy or a bad guy.


5 posted on 08/04/2013 11:10:56 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Nachum

Can’t we kick out McCain so that the Dems are forced to stop using him as their token “be-partisan” Republican?


6 posted on 08/04/2013 11:11:02 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Nachum
Whodunnit?


7 posted on 08/04/2013 11:11:55 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: GeronL
Right, who could be against this except every Democrat and half the GOPe?

But it appears that every democrat is for it, and perhaps the GOPe as well. So don't get caught on the wrong side of this fence.

8 posted on 08/04/2013 11:12:31 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

I just don’t expect any of them to do the right thing


9 posted on 08/04/2013 11:13:49 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nachum

McLame

Why does Arizona keep sending this dirtbag to the senate?


10 posted on 08/04/2013 11:18:23 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LostInBayport
Odds of Maverick McStain as the culprit:

10,000-1.

11 posted on 08/04/2013 11:20:21 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Nachum
Shouldn't be hard to find out who the anonymouse Senator is. Another anonymouse Senator should leak it to a trustworthy journalista (yes, there are one or two on the conservative side).....and, voila !......the rat Senator doing the blocking will be anonymouse no longer.

Leni

12 posted on 08/04/2013 11:21:44 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: USS Johnston

I agree. He even looks guilty in that photo.


13 posted on 08/04/2013 11:24:27 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: GeronL
Who could be against this except every Democrat and half the GOPe?

Is this not a pathetic situation?

The RNC/GOPe owns the Senate. AND the weepy Speaker of the House is John Boehner, and House Whip is Boehner's mini-me, Eric Cantor -- THAT is the bad news.

Progress in this ideological war against the Vichy GOPe begins with replacing Boehner and Cantor, AND McConnell in the Senate with Ted Cruz.

14 posted on 08/04/2013 11:26:38 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Nachum

I can narrow it down to about 4.


15 posted on 08/04/2013 11:26:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: LostInBayport

LOL. McStain has been Guilty his entire life.


16 posted on 08/04/2013 11:27:24 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: Viennacon
Why does Arizona keep sending this dirtbag to the senate?

Because Dems cross the aisle and vote for him.

17 posted on 08/04/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: ColdOne

I have five likely culprits.

1. McCain
2. McCain
3. McCain
4. McCain
5. McCain

So far, McCain looks the most likely.


18 posted on 08/04/2013 11:29:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: LostInBayport
Whodunnit?

The fagot in the middle, of course. Mr. Primaried.

19 posted on 08/04/2013 11:30:04 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: USS Johnston

We need closed primaries.


20 posted on 08/04/2013 11:33:09 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LostInBayport

Don’t forget Peter King in this.


21 posted on 08/04/2013 11:35:12 AM PDT by dforest (BR)
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To: Viennacon

And digital ballots that aren’t tallied IN SPAIN.


22 posted on 08/04/2013 11:36:25 AM PDT by USS Johnston (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. ~ Edmund Burke)
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To: DoughtyOne

Has to be Ho Chi Minh McCain


23 posted on 08/04/2013 11:59:16 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: BubbaJunebug

Ho Chi McCain...

Heh, heh, heh...


24 posted on 08/04/2013 12:02:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Nachum
An anonymous Republican senator = Traitor to the Constitution with an 'R' after his name
25 posted on 08/04/2013 12:12:52 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws - Tacituss)
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To: Nachum

McQueeg.


26 posted on 08/04/2013 12:18:54 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Nachum

Might be Chambliss (not running for reelection).


27 posted on 08/04/2013 12:37:01 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: Nachum; PghBaldy; E. Pluribus Unum; SunkenCiv; kristinn; SE Mom; hoosiermama; little jeremiah; ...
Did anyone read the article Gateway Pundit links to?

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/315339-unknown-republican-blocks-bill-requiring-warrants-for-email-searches

"Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) of 1986, police only need a subpoena, issued without a judge's approval, to force Internet companies to turn over emails that have been opened, or that are more than 180 days old."

"Police" and who else?

"Leahy's bill would not affect the NSA programs, but it would curb the ability of local and federal law enforcement officials to access private online messages."

Keyword ECPA [FR mentioned in 2005. Only other link in 2011]:

Justice Department opposes digital privacy reforms (as does Sen Grassley)

See also:

Other Agencies Clamor for Data N.S.A. Compiles

28 posted on 08/04/2013 12:50:49 PM PDT by thouworm (Remember: The only thing that stands between us and tyranny is the Constitution. [Mark Levin])
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To: upchuck

“The fagot in the middle, of course. Mr. Primaried.”

Yup. The dems are only pushing this to force a vote. That will affect Graham’s primary. Conservatives should also want to force a vote for the same reason.

NSA reading everyone’s emails and facebook is not a popular position. Dems in committee get to vote against it for free (because it will never pass). Graham has to vote No and hurt himself against the tea party candidate.


29 posted on 08/04/2013 12:53:15 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Nachum

I’m putting my money on McQueeg. Now, on to the comments to see if everybody agrees....


30 posted on 08/04/2013 12:56:06 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: dforest

Assuming you’re not talking about the sports writer, King isn’t a Senator. He’s not in the pool.


31 posted on 08/04/2013 12:58:35 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yep, I forgot he was in the House. Okay, has to be Linda. This is his style.


32 posted on 08/04/2013 1:55:25 PM PDT by dforest (BR)
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To: dforest

Counting me and you, that’s nine McQueegs, five Lindas.


33 posted on 08/04/2013 2:06:33 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: Nachum

McCain. Take it to the bank.


34 posted on 08/04/2013 2:07:25 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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35 posted on 08/04/2013 2:53:03 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I’ll take Linda for 500, Alex.


36 posted on 08/04/2013 2:53:50 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: LostInBayport

McCain’s cancer is growing again. The one on his face.


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To: Nachum

Was the traitor a prisoner of war?


39 posted on 08/04/2013 3:08:29 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Farmer Dean
Darn right we know who to suspect!!! I watch the liberal media, it has to be those KKK, evil Tea Party extremist Nazis, who taken control of the Republican Party and are driving it over a cliff. And the Democrat Party concern trolls are wringing their hands that hispanics won't vote for Republicans in the future.

Am I right? Am I right? Of course, I'm right.

40 posted on 08/04/2013 3:53:30 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (The Stupid Party, they've earned it.)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

I was thinking McCain myself,but what do I know.


41 posted on 08/04/2013 3:55:42 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: PAR35

Yeah, unanimous Democratic support makes it very suspect.


42 posted on 08/04/2013 3:56:42 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: Nachum

Juan McStupid; is that you, you traitorous bastard?


43 posted on 08/04/2013 4:19:56 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Nachum

My guess-estimate is one that our founding fathers such as George Washington and Jefferson would call the fxxxgxxxt traitor from SC who puts America, Americans and our Constitution last on his peckxxg order.

Even those who voted for him do not deserve what they get.

The single most important function of our elected officials is defending our rights and Constitution.


44 posted on 08/04/2013 4:34:01 PM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: Nachum

If this is a Leaky Leahy bill, there is, probably, a catch that exempts communists.


45 posted on 08/04/2013 6:03:09 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Farmer Dean

You obviously listen to right-wing radio, read extremist blogs and are probably near to if not associated with the KKK Tea Party. Everyone knows this.


46 posted on 08/04/2013 6:27:24 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (The Stupid Party, they've earned it.)
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To: Nachum

Obviously someone needs to consult the dictionary for the definition of “republican” again. Probably that asshat traitor to conservatives, conservatism and good sense, Juan “Lettuce” McAisleReachingBackStabbingAsshatRINOcain


47 posted on 08/04/2013 8:17:07 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Viennacon
Why does Arizona keep sending this dirtbag to the senate?

Cause he colludes with the appeasers in the state party to keep the primaries open, and it STILL costs him $20 a vote to win the primary, conservative money which, I might add, was given to him to defeat The Won. He SHOULD be in jail for fraud.

48 posted on 08/04/2013 8:20:13 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Viennacon
Why does Arizona keep sending this dirtbag to the senate?

Oh, and I forgot to mention that after he buys the primary with mis-donated conservative money, the Democrats throw the general by running a token candidate. I think his "opponent" in '10 was the ex-mayor of Tucson or some such pathetic excuse for a candidate.

49 posted on 08/04/2013 8:26:16 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: thouworm

Thanks for the info.


50 posted on 08/05/2013 8:53:50 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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