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Section of Patriot Act Ruled Invalid

And it happened right here in the Golden State: “In Los Angeles, the judge, Audrey B. Collins of Federal District Court, said in a decision made public on Monday that a provision in the law banning certain types of support for terrorist groups was so vague that it risked running afoul of the First Amendment.”

Registration required–but you should be reading the NY Times anyway. I now get it through my RSS reader.

Disagreeing with Jessamyn that this isn’t a “library” part of the Patriot Act; it is part of the Act designed to produce a chilling effect, and that affects the search for information, and that’s about us.

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