Ashcroft, Libraries and the Patriot Act

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on September 16, 2003

From today’s New York Times: Ashcroft Mocks Librarians and Others Who Oppose Parts of Counterterrorism Law:

  • “Attorney General John Ashcroft today accused the country’s biggest library association and other critics of fueling “baseless hysteria” about the government’s ability to pry into the public’s reading habits.”
  • American Library Association responds to Attorney General remarks on librarians and USA PATRIOT Act: A statement by ALA President Carla Hayden
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