Monthly Archives: November 2003

Rights eroding before our eyes

Looks like our fair legislature slipped one past us again. Since the PATRIOT II bill was shot down before it even made it to Congress, some of the proponents decided to sneak parts of it into an otherwise-innocuous spending bill. The new amendment widens the scope of the FBI’s information-subpoena powers to include businesses like casinos, travel agencies, and the US Postal Service.