Saturday, September 24, 2005

Civil Rights

Some of the best civil rights you didn't know were under attack. Excerpt from David Corn article detailing the FBI's attempted at (basically) unlimited subpoena power:

But the FBI, with the presumed approval of the White House, has been pushing for power that would go beyond that of the controversial Section 215. In particular, the bureau has wanted the new Patriot Act measure to award it the right to issue administrative subpoenas. With an administrative subpoena, an FBI agent could--without going to a court or a grand jury--demand that a person or institution hand over any record on another person or organization: financial papers, health records, library records, e-mails and more. The order would be subject to judicial review only if the recipient--say, an Internet service provider--opposed the order.


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