FBI Gains More Power Under Patriot Act

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  1. Annie
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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050608/ap_on_go_co/congress_patriot_act_4

     
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    wow, I agree with the ACLU. I never thought that would happen. I didn't like the Patriot Act too much in the first place.... but EXPAND it's powers? Isn't that the kind of thing us Republicans should be against?
     
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    Actually, I think Americans have a reasonable expectation that NO information will be gathered about them by law enforcement agencies without probable cause or court order.
     
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    I think whomever wrote the Fourth Amendment is spinning in their grave right now.
     
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    I can understand the concept of sneak-and-peek in terrorism cases. But to just say that court orders and/or probable cause is out the window is going too far.

    I certainly hope this is amended before it becomes law.
     
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    doesn't bother me in {EDITED BY FBI AGENT #31563, IAW FBI Regulation 34-100.A.86: anti-American speech}.
     
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    damn TheMan. :(
     
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    Anti-American.
     
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    I am almost positive that if this passed into law it would be overturned by the SCOTUS. Of course they could use some other country's laws to cement it forever into our Lawbooks as "constitutional" much like they did with the recent Death Penalty case. I guess it depends on if they are feeling particularly peckish that day.
     

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