FC: Foes of USA Patriot surveillance law contemplate court challenge

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Sat Nov 03 2001 - 10:47:59 PST

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    Some background:
    Text of law:
       Terror Law Foes Mull Strategies
       By Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
       2:00 a.m. Nov. 3, 2001 PST
       WASHINGTON -- Will the FBI be able to keep its brand new set of
       eavesdropping and surveillance powers?
       President Bush recently signed a massive anti-terrorism bill, granting
       investigators unprecedented powers that have been applauded by police
       groups but condemned by civil libertarians.
       Because parts of the spy law are so invasive that they arguably
       violate Americans' privacy rights, opponents of the so-called USA
       Patriot Act have begun to weigh how to mount a legal challenge.
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