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  • Paul Says Privacy Focus Would Help With Young Voters

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, said the Republican Party would win more support from young voters by highlighting what he says are violations of privacy by the federal government, including the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.

  • Obama Surveillance Suit by Rand Paul Spurs Lawyer Fight

    A legal challenge to the National Security Agency’s telephone data surveillance program by Senator Rand Paul was followed by a dispute between two high-profile Republican lawyers over authorship of the complaint.

  • Wyden Says Tax-Break Extension Goal of Senate Panel (Transcript)

    Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that one his priorities as the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee will be renew about 50 U.S. tax credits and deductions that expired as last year ended.

  • Obama Surveillance Suit by Rand Paul Spurs Lawyer Fight

    A legal challenge to the National Security Agency’s telephone data surveillance program by Senator Rand Paul was followed by a dispute between two high-profile Republican lawyers over authorship of the complaint.

  • Extending Tax Breaks Priority for Senate Finance Chairman

    Extending U.S. tax credits and deductions is a priority for new Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, even as he indicates there won’t be any major tax changes for individuals or businesses this year.

  • Resist the Siren’s Call of ’Originalism’

    “Originalism” is an influential theory of constitutional interpretation. In the 1960s, Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, a prominent liberal, marched proudly under the originalist banner. In the modern era, originalism is championed by Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, the court’s most conservative members.

  • How Rand Paul Can Take On the NSA

    Senator Rand Paul is itching to challenge the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the American Civil Liberties Union has already filed such a suit. Justice Sonia Sotomayor might be glad to see them both there.

  • Mobile-Phone Searches by Police Get Top U.S. Court Review

    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether police making an arrest must get a warrant before searching the suspect’s mobile phone, accepting two cases that test the bounds of privacy in the digital age.

  • NSA’s Spying on Phone Calls Illegal: U.S. Privacy Board

    A divided U.S. privacy-policy board concluded the National Security Agency’s collection of bulk telephone data is illegal and should be stopped, giving fresh support for opponents of the government’s surveillance programs.

  • Snowden Gets Nobel Nomination as U.S. Pursues Trial

    President Barack Obama wants to see Edward Snowden clapped in irons and bound to the U.S. for a criminal trial. Two Norwegian politicians have a different fate in mind for Snowden: the Nobel Peace Prize.

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