Patriot Act II: What's In it?

EPIC has a critical analysis of Patriot Act II's provisions. Bottom line:
The draft touches on a number of areas of law, including wiretapping, law enforcement access to business records, freedom of information, search and seizure, encryption policy, and immigration law. When the language was leaked, the DOJ immediately issued a press release minimizing the importance of the draft. However, the draft indicates that DOJ intends to continue to increase executive police power while either limiting or eliminating congressional or judicial oversight.

Why is the mainstream media barely reporting on Ashcroft's Sneak Attack on Liberties ? FAIR explains.

Update: Jake Tapper at Salon writes this article about Ashcroft's grand plans for more eavesdropping, privacy invading powers.

The ACLU also has analysis of the bill up.

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