From Topeka Capital-Journal

The R Street Institute, a libertarian think-tank, encouraged members of Congress to vote against the Kelsey Smith Act on Monday, calling it “yet another expansion of government surveillance power.”

“Some law-enforcement professionals believe they need this power to do their jobs,” the group wrote. “But in an age in which law enforcement has so frequently abused their existing investigatory powers, we may be 100 percent certain that this new power, unchecked by judicial process, will be abused.”

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