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Continued: Several of Obama's key surveillance changes are hampered by legal, logistics complications

  • Article by: STEPHEN BRAUN , Associated Press
  • Last update: January 20, 2014 - 7:54 AM

Congress' ongoing political paralysis could also threaten the chances for swift passage of the novel legal experiment, and Senate and House elections this fall could add to the hurdles facing legislators trying to carve out a realistic compromise.

"The question is whether there is the political willpower to do it," said American University law professor Stephen Vladeck, a proponent of the public advocate idea.

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