Saturday, September 08, 2007

Federal Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act

Excerpted from Raw Story:
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero today stated that a section of the updated USA Patriot Act
"offends the fundamental constitutional principles of checks and balances and separation of powers,"
and struck down the provision in the law allowing the government to secretly obtain personal records,
according to The Whore AP.

Marrero ruled that the National Security Letter provision of the Act, permitting the FBI to demand the
private information and then gag those who received the order, violated the the 1st amendment to the
Constitution protecting free speech and also threatened separation of powers. Read article...

Alright... let's see how long this lasts.

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