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US terror law 'unconstitutional'

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posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 03:25 AM
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US terror law 'unconstitutional'


news.bbc.co.uk

A law allowing federal anti-terrorism agents to access information on the US public without a warrant has been ruled as unconstitutional by a US judge.

Victor Marrero said Congress exceeded its authority by allowing the FBI to keep requests secret under the Patriot Act, passed after the 9/11 attacks.

He said the act offended constitutional principles of checks and balances, and violated the guarantee of free speech.
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posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 03:25 AM
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well this is a bit of good news for americans, or so it would seem at first glance anyway.

whilst agreeing that the measures were unconstitutional, it does not require that in future the fbi must get court approval for their actions, only that they must justify why their actions must be kept secret. all they have to say is 'national security' and it's all alright i guess.

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