Revising the Patriot Act


gsandler writes " Here
is an editorial in the Sunday New York Times on Congress' hearings on
the Patriot Act. It includes a discussion of the provisions that affect
libraries. "If Congress becomes too bogged down in the minutiae of the Patriot Act in coming weeks,
it will be in danger of missing the larger picture. Revising the law should be the start, not the end, of its work."

There are a billion PATRIOT stories out there this week. A couple that caught my eye: U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl writes about Why the Patriot Act Must be Renewed at, and Five reasons why conservatives should fight the Patriot Act from The Detroit News. If any Others catch your eye, let us know.


The Federation of American Scientists has annual reports on the number of searches and wiretaps permitted by the FISA Court since 1979 posted on their FISA page.Number of searches & wiretaps approved in...2000 - 10122004 - 1754Number of rejected applications for searches/wiretaps submitted by the government to the FISA Court since 1979 - 0.

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