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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Barry Scheck on Cable Companies and The PATRIOT Act

Barry Scheck in The Champion: "Does your cable company want to expand the PATRIOT Act? According to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial, the answer is yes; hotels, Internet service providers and other businesses support expanded no notice subpoena power because they want the 'legal cover of being able to say they were complying with a subpoena' when they hand over your personal records to the FBI without telling you and without giving you an opportunity to contest the search. The newspaper went on to endorse a provision in legislation to renew the PATRIOT Act (S. 1266) that would create breathtaking new powers for the FBI to subpoena any materials that are relevant to foreign intelligence investigations." Full Column here... [Mark Godsey]

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