Thursday, September 06, 2007

PATRIOT Act victory!

Fly, Eagles, fly, on the road to....err, I mean, yeah for us! Yeah for the U.S.! Yeah for freedom!

Federal court strikes down National Security Letter provision of PATRIOT Act
U.S. District Court Judge Victor Marrero wrote, "In light of the seriousness of the potential intrusion into the individual's personal affairs and the significant possibility of a chilling effect on speech and association - particularly of expression that is critical of the government or its policies - a compelling need exists to ensure that the use of NSLs is subject to the safeguards of public accountability, checks and balances, and separation of powers that our Constitution prescribes."

"As this decision recognizes, courts have a constitutionally mandated role to play when national security policies infringe on First Amendment rights. A statute that allows the FBI to silence people without meaningful judicial oversight is unconstitutional," said Jameel Jaffer, Director of the ACLU's National Security Project.

Andy in Harrisburg

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Anonymous Alan said...

Good news! Keep up the GOOD fight!

9:27 PM  

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