Judge Strikes Down Patriot Act Provisions

A federal judge has struck down two provisions of the Patriot Act, dealing another blow to the government in its legal war on terror. U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, who was appointed to the bench by President Clinton, found that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended by the Patriot Act, unlawfully "permits the executive branch to conduct surveillance and searches of American citizens without satisfying the probable cause requirements" of the Fourth Amendment. The case serves...Full Story
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