We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act„ As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when the public doesn’t know what its government thinks the law says.

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and Senator Mark Udall of Colorado,  cited by Charlie Savage and Edward Wyatt in U.S. Is Secretly Collecting Records of Verizon Calls

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