Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bill Adds New Curbs to Patriot Act Powers

An AP newswire article, via MSNBC, reports that:

The Senate on Wednesday agreed to add to the Patriot Act new curbs on the government’s power to pry into private records, moving President Bush’s antiterror law a step closer to renewal before key provisions expire next week.

But even as it progressed on a 95-4 vote, some Democrats complained that the limits would be virtually meaningless in practice and sought to add even stronger privacy protections.

More here.


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