Scott Horton Interviews Michelle Richardson

Scott Horton, February 20, 2011

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Michelle Richardson, Legislative Counsel for the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, discusses the status of various PATRIOT Act provisions due to expire; marginal but increasing Congressional opposition to the PATRIOT Act, much of it from GOP freshmen; why the worst civil liberties violating provisions – the “library act” and National Security Letters – should be ended immediately; evidence that the FBI is infiltrating and spying on domestic political activists in the guise of fighting terrorism; and why we should expect legislation requiring government-accessible “backdoors” in internet infrastructure.

MP3 here. (10:07)

Michelle Richardson is a Legislative Counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office, where she lobbies on national security issues. Before joining the ACLU, Michelle was counsel to then-Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr., and the House Judiciary Committee, where she specialized in national security issues, election reform, constitutional law and government oversight.

5 Responses to “Michelle Richardson”

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  2. People, American's anyway you have GOT to call your congress and tell then not to exspand the patiot act. No one is going to do it for you.

  3. She clearly sounds like a washington veteran – no outrage at all against this stuff.

  4. I told WH &congress &all curry dudez to stop SPYing on me but with no mind..It is the dollar machine vs Khalifah Aaed.

  5. government reading private emails alleged to protect "intellectual property rights" is a total lie as CISPA is Mike Rogers & Michael Powell fronts for their religious agenda pretending they are defending our nation…they ARE BOTH THEOCRATS eager to obtain abortion or marriage equality discussions by anyone and the law is presented as "voluntary?" THE FBI is doing next to nothing to stop religious nuts from bombing abortion clinics & allowed 9 doctors to be killed never monitoring the emails of Scott Roeder or David Leach or Randall Terry or Paul Hill…. Michelle Richardson is the TRUE PATRIOT defending real America NOT THE VATICAN brainwashing control interests 843-926-1750 @VoteLarryDis114

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