Some patriots act

From the Center for American Progress:
Yesterday, Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances, "an unusual coalition of conservative groups and the American Civil Liberties Union," announced "a public campaign to scale back" the overreaching surveillance powers now permitted under the Patriot Act. The group is headed by Bob Barr, a former Congressman who originally voted for the legislation but now insists that "keeping the law intact 'will do great and irreparable harm' to the Constitution." The alliance wants Congress to let lapse sixteen of the surveillance powers provisions that are set to expire at the end of this year as well as amend other "extreme" provisions.


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