House Passes Child-sex Crime Wiretap Bill

New legislation has been passed by the House that would law enforcement the ability to eavesdrop on the telephone conversations of suspected child-sex predators. The bill for the Child Sex Crimes Wiretapping Act of 2002 or HR 1877 was proposed to deal with potential child molesters who try to lure children in Internet chat rooms.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is purpose of this proposed federal bill?
What is the basis for this legislature?
What is the existing law prior to the introduction of the bill?
What are recent events that have further demonstrated the need for the introduction of this Bill?
Are there any opponents to this bill?


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