Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (“Calea”) and Private Networks in Academia
Issue Brief: Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA)
American Council on Education, et al. v. Federal Communications Commission: Amicus brief in support of ACE
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and Broadband Access and Services: Request for Stay
This Request for a Stay seeks both a stay of the Commission's First Report & Order pending the release by the Commission of the subsequent orders anticipated by that first Order, and a stay of the First Report & Order pending review of that Order by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Letter urging Members of Congress to vote against the Conference Report on the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Nov. 18, 2005)
In the Matter of Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and Broadband Access and Services Comments of ALA, ARL, and ACRL
Comments from library associations in support of exempting libraries from the requirements of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act ("CALEA").
In the Matter of Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act and Broadband Access and Services
Comments from higher education associations.
Letter Supporting Data-Mining Provision in USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization (Sept. 23, 2005)
The undersigned organizations with diverse views write to urge that Senate Conferees accede to the House passed-version of the PATRIOT Act with respect to Section 132 of the House bill. It would require a government-wide survey of those federal programs that use "pattern-based" data-mining to identify a "pattern indicating terrorist or criminal activity." This provision would require the first full cataloging and assessment of government programs that employ this emerging technology. The provision would also require the Justice Department to identify legal impediments, if any, to the use of such technology.
Letter to House Committee on the Judiciary re: USA Patriot Amendments Act, H.R. 3845 (Oct. 29, 2009)
“Reauthorizing the USA Patriot Act: Ensuring Liberty and Security”: A Summary of the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
On September 23, 2009 the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to examine three key provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act (Patriot Act) that are set to expire or sunset on December 31, 2009.