Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Panic and the Patriot Act, by Eric Posner and John Yoo - Opinionjournal

Professor Posner found a new friend, now that Jack Goldsmith works here.


"These changes are modest and are worth the small, if any, reduction in civil liberties. Even well-known liberal Democrats have dismissed the idea that constitutional freedoms are in danger. Sen. Dianne Feinstein stated: 'I have never had a single abuse of the Patriot Act reported to me. My staff e-mailed the ACLU and asked them for instances of actual abuse. They e-mailed back and said they had none.' Sen. Joe Biden said at a recent hearing that 'the tide of criticism' being directed against the act 'is both misinformed and overblown.'"

Apparently, nobody gave Nadine Strossen the memo.

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