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November 18, 2005
Patriot Act

It's back. Or, rather, it was was going to leave and then it got its invitation renewed.

With key parts of the Patriot Act due to expire shortly, the U.S. Congress has an opportunity to improve the law. Instead, it seems poised to renew many of the provisions that infringe most directly on civil liberties - and to add some new ones. There is nothing "patriotic" about letting the FBI seize the records of ordinary Americans without a judge's approval, or taking away the federal judiciary's historical role in ensuring that the death penalty is imposed fairly.

Fortunately, it's not quite a done deal yet.

Posted by AnneZook at 10:18 AM


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