Sayonara to sunset in the PATRIOT Act

LawMeme, riffing on NYT: Patriot Act may not ride off into the sunset. Summary: Orrin Hatch wants to do away with the “sunset provisions” of the Act, which put a five year time limit on the various flagrant Bill of Rights violations therein. As a parallel act, The Kyl-Schumer measure, currently approved by the Senate Judiciary committee and facing an uncertain future in the larger Senate, would eliminate the need to prove that a suspect is linked to a foreign agent or terrorist group when getting a secret warrant. This would eliminate the last vestiges of due process currently standing between the justice system and a world where warrants are easy to get and impossible to contest. I think it’s time to write your senators, folks.