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Gonzales Defends Patriot Act But Not the Truth

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“The Act does not suspend our freedoms. Various courts have already held that the Act is consistent with our Constitutional freedoms. The Act reflects a careful balance by Congress to protect our country and secure our liberties.” Alberto Gonzales’s Chat on the Patriot Act, 4/12/05

“[U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero] struck down a key provision of [the Patriot Act], ruling that the FBI cannot require Internet service providers to turn over subscriber information and keep quiet about it forever without giving the providers a chance to fight the government in court…Marrero said he appreciates the government’s concerns about terrorism. But, he said, freedoms must be guarded in times of crisis.” — USAToday, 9/30/04

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