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Secret Court OKs Broad Wiretap Powers


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#1    News-Bot

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Posted 21 November 2002 - 09:54 AM

Posted By Saruman on Thursday, November 21 2002

Subject: Secret Court OKs Broad Wiretap Powers

In a victory for the Bush administration, a secretive appeals court Monday ruled the U.S. government has the right to use expanded powers to wiretap terrorism suspects under a law adopted after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The ruling was a blow to civil libertarians who say the expanded powers, which allow greater leeway in conducting electronic surveillance and in using information obtained from the wiretaps and searches, jeopardize constitutional rights. In a 56-page ruling overturning a May opinion by the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the three-judge appeals court panel said the Patriot Act gave the government the right to expanded powers.

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Posted 21 November 2002 - 09:56 AM

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Posted 22 November 2002 - 09:40 AM

I have posted my opinion on the matter more than I need to  :roll:





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