Well…THAT sucked. H.R. 6304 passes with little problem today in the house; the vote tally is here, if you’re interested. In one sense, I’m not too surprised (though bitterly disappointed)…but in another I am. The Democrats in the House have fought this for months, only to capitulate today after holding out for so long. And to suggest this was a carefully crafted compromise is simply disingenuous; there is no question that the judicial overview described in this bill is simply a rubber stamp for anyone with a note from the President, which we already know the telecomms have.

Sad. Still, we’ll have to see how things go in the Senate next week, I guess. Much thanks to the EFF, ACLU and others who worked so hard on this.

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