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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Is it possible to still be SHOCKED 

4th Amendment to play starring role as "toilet paper" in the US's latest release:

The bill would give the FBI "administrative subpoena" authority, permitting the bureau to write and approve its own search orders for any tangible thing held by a third party deemed relevant to an intelligence investigation, without prior judicial approval. This unilateral power would let agents seize personal records from medical facilities, libraries, hotels, gun dealers, banks and any other businesses without any specific facts connecting those records to any criminal activity or a foreign agent.

More here.

Compare with the Fourth Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


Sing It! 

Opening statements in trial of former Florida professor:
The evidence will show that this case is about Dr. Al-Arian's right to
speak, your right to hear him and the attempt of the powerful to silence him,"
Moffitt told jurors.

More here.

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