Ashcroft Vs The Librarians
September 18, 2003 6:19 AM Subscribe
After calling our concerns Hysteria
and saying we've been Duped
by those who are ideologically opposed to the Patriot Act, Ashcroft Now Says
the FBI has not sought a single record from a library or business under a part of the Patriot Act widely criticized as opening Americans' reading habits or personal information to undue government scrutiny.
After a Phone Call
to the Head of the American Library Assoc, he promised to declassify a report
on how often the agency has sought information from public libraries under the USA Patriot Act.
Congressman Bernie Sanders Says
who has authored legislation that would amend section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, welcomed reports today that Attorney General Ashcroft, after months of pressure from Congress and national civil liberty and privacy organizations, has agreed to disclose to the public how Section 215 has been used.
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