60-day extension for sunsetting PATRIOT Act provisions; passing the 800 member mark

1. 60 day extension on the way for expiring PATRIOT Act provisions

A quick note on the PATRIOT Act provisions that were set to expire this month.  Apparently Congress is punting the issue until after the holidays, as there is a 60-day extension for these authorities in the Defense Appropriations bill that appears set to become law in the near future.  The PATRIOT debate accordingly will resume in early 2010…

2. 800 members and counting…

I was pleased to note yesterday that this listserv now has exactly 800 members, which is its high water mark.  The list has been around since about 2003, and has grown steadily, especially this year.  Feel free to encourage others to sign up!  Who knows, maybe there will be more than a 1000 of us by this time next year…

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