Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:41:10 PM
From there civil suits can be made by citizens that can go directly to the supreme court for review.
I'm less afraid of the government blatantly ignoring the rules of law, and rather more concerned with what they consider child Pornography. Can a naked baby on a bear skin rug be considered pornography? What about a 3 year old girl with no top on at a pool party or something. Remember our best definition of what pornography is was famously given by Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart in Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964) when he said "I know it when I see it."
Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:39:12 PM
@CrakrJak: Listen, I am in agreement that the government has wiggled out of some very important issues, Benghazi still blows my mind. And yes congressional hearings usually do little other than highlight the wrongdoing to the public and remove the guilty parties from any major positions, as in the Censure of Charles Rangel. Be that as it may the executive nor the legislative branch are the oversight in this bill.
It's the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Department of Homeland Security, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, and the senior privacy and civil liberties officer of each department or agency of the Federal Government that receives cyber threat information shared with the Federal Government.
And they must annually and jointly submit to Congress a report assessing the privacy and civil liberties impact of the activities conducted by the Federal Government.
Sunday, April 21, 2013 4:49:54 AM
So CISPA passed? Good, i'll start checking popular US sites and copying the features that are inevitably going to disappear.. like anonymity.. funny how history twist and turns, .RU and it`s surrounding neighbours are going to be the havens of free speech. Me likey, USA based Internet has to go, no one country should have this much power over global network.