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Leahy scuttles his warrantless email surveillance bill 

Sen. Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal that would grant government agencies more surveillance power, including warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail accounts, than they possess under current law.
The Vermont Democrat said today on Twitter that he would “not support such an exception” for warrantless access. The remarks came a few hours after a CNET article this morning that disclosed the existence of the measure.

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Leahy scuttles his warrantless email surveillance bill 

Sen. Patrick Leahy has abandoned his controversial proposal that would grant government agencies more surveillance power, including warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail accounts, than they possess under current law.

The Vermont Democrat said today on Twitter that he would “not support such an exception” for warrantless access. The remarks came a few hours after a CNET article this morning that disclosed the existence of the measure.

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