patriot act refresher

This week, Declan McCullagh’s CNET column covers the upcoming Congressional battles over renewal of the parts of the Patriot Act that expire at the end of this year. He’s got a good little bit about the history of the law, information about which sections are set to expire (or “sunset”, in the jargon) and some entrail reading about what the prospects for that changing appear to be at this point in time.