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On The Media discusses discusses the origins of the Patriot Act in the panic of 9-11, and whether or not a continuance of the Patriot Act is really a good thing for the nation in the Bill That Nobody Read.

They also talk with American University law professor Stephen Vladeck about the lack of oversight in government surveillance programs as well as how other surveillance laws such as Executive Order 12333, and Section 702 of FISA will persist no matter what happens to Patriot Act. Check it out in no not beyond the Thunderdome but Surveillance Beyond The Patriot Act.