Judge Rules Two Parts of Patriot Act Violate Fourth Amendment

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken of Oregon ruled that 50 U.S.C. §§ 1804 and 1823, as amended by the Patriot Act, are unconstitutional because they allow search warrants to be issued without probable cause.

Full 44-page opinion in Mayfield v. United States for those who want their news unfiltered.

(Thanks to JST for the tip.)

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One Response to Judge Rules Two Parts of Patriot Act Violate Fourth Amendment

  1. SEO says:

    Excellent, 2 parts down 153 to go. But seriously it’s about time.

    Carly,

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