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Re: USA PATRIOT Act

By on 11.16.05 | 1:19PM

Is it really that bad to have sunset provisions on laws that expand government power during wartime? The Patriot Act is a big, complicated law, and while some of its provisions are necessary and useful, others aren't (for example, the way the Patriot Act expanded the already nigh-useless data-collection that started with the Bank Secrecy Act). A periodic reassessment seems entirely appropriate.

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