Patriot Act Reauthorization Fight Returns to Spotlight

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 3, 2006

  • White House press release today: President Discusses Use and Reauthorization of USA PATRIOT Act
  • AP: Bush Pushes for Patriot Act Renewal
  • From the ALA Washington Office Newsline
    “Please keep up the pressure on members of Congress by encouraging them to continue to fight for the following:
    1. The ability for a Section 215 recipient to pose a meaningful challenge of a FISA Court order.
    2. The ability for a Section 505 recipient to pose a meaningful challenge to a National Security Letter (administrative subpoena).
    3. Language requiring that records sought under a Section 215 order be described with “sufficient particularity” to prevent government fishing expeditions.”

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