Diplomat States Patriot Act Not a Threat to Constitutional Rights

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 24, 2003

Ambassador David Johnson, U.S. permanent representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) issued a statement in response to growing international concerns that U.S. anti-terrorism legislation such as the Patriot Act was negatively impacting the exercise of civil liberties. He stated, “The First Amendment rights of libraries, and bookstores and their patrons, are protected under these ordinances and will not be abridged.”

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