Thursday, May 8, 2008

Really good news!

FBI withdraws digital library's national security letter
Associated Press Writer
7 May 2008
SAN FRANCISCO --A nonprofit digital library has successfully fought an FBI attempt to seize information about one of its users, and is calling on other groups to challenge government agencies attempting to obtain online customer information without a judge's order.

I believe that in all cases documented to date, the FBI has retreated when challenged regarding National Security Letters. Despite Mueller's promise to the contrary, these unconstitutional instruments are still being abused by the FBI. With its retreat, the FBI admits the abusive nature of the request.

Maybe the next Congress will re-visit the so-called "Patriot Act", and take the courageous step of repealing it. Too much uncontrolled Executive power is not good.

Stop the madness.

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