Hundreds Of Non-Terror Cases Under Patriot Act

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/28/politics/28LEGA.html?hp The New York Times has weighed in on the federal government's use of the USA Patriot Act to pursue cases with little or no relation to terrorism. The story was covered earlier by the Associated Press. The Times notes that the law is being used against drug traffickers, white-collar criminals, blackmailers, child pornographers, money launderers, spies and corrupt foreign leaders. The Times says critics "assert that such use of the law is . . .

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