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Library Sues Over Patriot Act

by RonChusid

A library, along with the ACLU, are suing Alberto Gonzales and FBI Director Robert Mueller in response to a request for library records under the Patriot Act. American Civil Liberties Union. The suit calls the FBI’s order to produce library records “unconstitutional on its face” and said a gag order preventing public discussion of the lawsuit is an unlawful restraint on speech. The Patriot Act prevents libraries from even discussing such requests to turn over records. The ACLU is calling for the lifting of this ban so that the library involved can participate in public debate.

One Response to “Library Sues Over Patriot Act”

  1. More on this from the NY Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/26/politics/26patriot.html