Sen. Wants Answers On Scope Of Surveillance Law

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 1:27 PM EDT) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Tuesday he would obstruct efforts to pass an intelligence bill that extends the federal government's surveillance powers, insisting he wanted proof the government was not eavesdropping on Americans.

Wyden said he would object to any bid to approve S. 1458, the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, by unanimous consent. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted 14-1 on Monday to put the bill before the full Senate, with Wyden providing the panel's lone dissenting vote.

The bill includes a...
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