Contradictions Arise In Wake of Patriot Act Hearing

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 6, 2005

Several articles today raise questions about the extent to which the government has obtained access to library patron records, as indicated in testimony from yesterday’s hearing concerning the reauthorization of the law’s 16 provisions which are scheduled to expire at the end of 2005. Links are as follows:

  • From the Christian Science Monitor, Patriot Act: What’s not known feeds debate
  • From Wired, Patriot Act Gets a Hearing
  • From the ACLU, this press release: Patriot Act Oversight Hearing Highlights Flaws, Increasing Use Of Special Search, Surveillance Powers
  • From Declan McCullagh, Feds uncloak the Patriot Act
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