http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64173-2003Apr20.html Some 89 cities have passed resolutions opposing the federal Patriot Act, the antiterrorism law enacted after September 11, 2001. At least one, the northern California town of Arcata, has enacted a law barring its officials from answering requests from the federal government under the law without checking with the City Council. Washington Post says council member David Meserve calls the measure "a nonviolent, preemptive attack." Some citizens groups are becoming increasingly organized and forceful in rebuking . . .
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