Specter: Some Bush Antiterror Ideas Go Too Far

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/14/national/14PATR.html President Bush's call for new antiterrorism legislation, which critics are dubbing Patriot Act II, seeks broad new authority to allow federal agents to demand private records and compel testimony without the approval of judges or prosecutors, the New York Times says. The administration also wants to expand use of the death penalty in crimes like terrorist financing, and tougher for defendants to be freed on bail before trial. Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, who . . .

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