Total Information Awareness funding moratorium Bernard Hibbitts at 12:45 PM ET
[JURIST] Late on Thursday, the Senate approved by voice vote a spending-bill amendment [PDF text] proposed by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden blocking the use of funds for development of the Total Information Awareness surveillance program pending assessment of its impact on civil liberties. In the meantime, however, the program and its current funding base remain. Read the press release from Senator Wyden's office.
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