Live And Local With Kevin Wall 06/06/13: Verizon Wireless, The Gang Of Eight, And The Gripe Line
CBS LAS VEGAS-The National Security Agency currently is collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top secret court order, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported Wednesday. The order was granted by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April 25 and was good until July 19, the newspaper said. The order requires Verizon, one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies, on an “ongoing, daily basis” to give the NSA information on all telephone calls in its systems, both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and other countries. Tod Story, Executive Director of the ACLU of Nevada, talks about the secret court order and why this takes away our right to a private life. The National Security Agency has been collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers. Is such a seizure a violation of your constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy? Callers explain if they are outraged by the National Security Agency.
Bipartisan meetings in the House on comprehensive immigration reform bill have failed, and they meet yesterday for the last time without reaching an agreement between the two parties on the House bill. Tom Tancredo, Former Colorado Congressman, talks about the “Gang Of Eights” immigration bill and why it might fall apart and not pass.