Friday, October 01, 2004

PATRIOT Act or Electronic Communications Privacy Act?

According to Sen. John Cornyn the Wednesday court ruling by the Southern District of New York that was reported in the press as striking down of a portion of the USA PATRIOT act actually focused on an amendment sponsored by Sen. Patrick Leahy in 1986.

For more info see John Cornyn's site.

And for more analysis see the Volokh Conspiracy.

As Orin Kerr points out (among many other things), as the end of the day nears, what will a journalist do?Read the whole 122-page legal opinion or just go by the ACLU press release?

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