ALG praises House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte for ‘strong, bipartisan hearing’ on LEADS Act

Feb. 26, 2016, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement praising House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte for his hearing on Feb. 25 of the LEADS Act:

“Americans for Limited Government commends House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte for convening a strong, bipartisan hearing on the LEADS Act that blistered the Department of Justice for executive branch overreach and disregard for the rule of law. Congress must ensure that U.S. law enforcement may not use warrants to compel the disclosure of customer content stored outside the United States unless the account holder is a U.S. person.

“While at some level the American people may not be concerned about the content of foreign persons being subjected to warrants, they ought to be concerned that other governments abroad could reverse the roles and start compelling the same disclosure here. This common-sense legislation will stop that nonsense before it ever begins.

“We thank Chairman Goodlatte for beginning the process of reasserting Congress’ Article One powers and diligently protecting the Fourth Amendment against unreasonable intrusions.”

Attachments:

“LEADS Act stops DOJ cloud-based power grab,” By Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning, Feb. 26, 2016 at http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/technology/270373-leads-act-stops-doj-cloud-based-power-grab

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 ext. 106 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Rick Manning.

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