LAWSUIT CHALLENGES USA PATRIOT ACT

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/31/national/31PATR.html The American Civil Liberties Union and six Muslim groups have brought the first constitutional challenge to the sweeping antiterrorism legislation passed after the Sept. 11 attacks, arguing that the law gives federal agents virtually unchecked authority to spy on Americans. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Michigan, seeks to have a major section of the law, the U.S.A. Patriot Act, declared unconstitutional on the grounds that it violates the privacy, due process and . . .

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