Thursday, September 27, 2007

Court rules against Patriot Act

Via Washington Post:

Judge Rules Law Gives Executive Branch Too Much Power

Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, September 27, 2007; Page A02

A federal judge in Oregon ruled yesterday that two provisions of the USA Patriot Act are unconstitutional, marking the second time in as many weeks that the anti-terrorism law has come under attack in the courts.

In a case brought by a Portland man who was wrongly detained as a terrorism suspect in 2004, U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled that the Patriot Act violates the Constitution because it "permits the executive branch of government to conduct surveillance and searches of American citizens without satisfying the probable cause requirements of the Fourth Amendment."


Bit by bit is the way we'll get our Constitution back in spite of George W. Bush.


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