Feingold has taken issue with a renewal provision of the Patriot Act dealing with the issuance of National Security Letters [JURIST report], a section of the bill Feingold wants to have expire after four years. Feingold also sought to amend the current legislation to force the government to notify the subject of a secret investigation within seven days, or obtain a court order upholding the secrecy of the search for a longer period, as the current bill being debated sets a 30-day requirement. Sixteen of the Patriot Act provisions [CRS backgrounder, PDF] are set to expire on March 10, following the most recent short-term extension vote [JURIST report]. AP has more.
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