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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

FBI asks Congress for new subpoena power

Generally, I'm a supporter of the Patriot Act, but I think this is taking it a bit too far:
The FBI on Tuesday asked the U.S. Congress for sweeping new powers to seize business or private records, ranging from medical information to book purchases, to investigate terrorism without first securing approval from a judge.
Forgive me for being quaint, but let's give this one the Ron Paul treatment. The Fourth Amendment reads:
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.

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