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Details of ACLU lawsuit against Patriot Act censored by Patriot Act.

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posted on Apr, 30 2004 @ 08:46 PM
The ACLU filed a lawsuit three weeks ago challenging some aspects of the Patriot Act.
They weren't allowed to make that known to the public because the case was kept under seal to avoid violating secrecy rules contained in the Patriot Act.

They were finally able to release an edited version of the lawsuit after weeks of negotiations with the government.

The lawsuit was about a section of the Patriot Act concerning the seizing of financial records and other documents from businesses without a warrant or judicial approval.

The bureau has issued scores of the requests since late 2001, requiring businesses to turn over electronic records about finances, telephone calls, e-mail messages and other personal information, according to previously released documents. The requests may be issued independently by FBI field offices and are not subject to judicial review unless a case comes to court.

[Edited on 30-4-2004 by AceOfBase]

posted on Apr, 30 2004 @ 08:49 PM
Finally the ACLU does something right.

The patriot act is ridiculus.

posted on Apr, 30 2004 @ 09:07 PM
We could all just sign a petition for the total abolition of the PATRIOT act. Theres alot of people on ATS that know alot of people willing to sign such a thing.

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