Public 702 debate set to kick off on Capitol Hill

By Tim Starks 05/04/16 10:00 AM EDT With help from Darren Goode and Austin Wright PUBLIC SURVEILLANCE DEBATE TO BEGIN — The Senate Judiciary Committee made plans Tuesday for the first open hearing in the long road toward potentially re-upping a major law on government surveillance of electronic communications. The hearing, booked for May 10, will examine renewal of Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act, set to expire at the end of next year. Story Continued Below The House Judiciary Committee held a closed meeting on the law in February, prompting complaints from civil liberties groups that the law was too important to be discussed by lawmakers in secret. Expect other committees to get involved, too, but given which panels have plans, it’s not obvious whether they will hold…

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