Wednesday, December 14, 2005

CBS News | Gov't Loses Patriot Act Decision | September 9, 2005 23:00:03

CBS News | Gov't Loses Patriot Act Decision | September 9, 2005 23:00:03:
(AP) A federal judge lifted a gag order Friday that shielded the identity of librarians who received an FBI demand for records about library patrons under the Patriot Act.

U.S. District Court Judge Janet Hall ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union, which argued that the gag order prevented their client from participating in a debate over whether Congress should reauthorize the Patriot Act.

'It's fabulous,' said ACLU Associate Legal Director Ann Beeson. 'Clearly the judge recognized it was profoundly undemocratic to gag a librarian from participating in the Patriot Act debate.'
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