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"Patriot" Act - 10 Years Later

We've now reached the 10th Anniversary of the passage of the so-called "Patriot" Act, a bill whose time never should have come.  Earlier this year, C4L members fought valiantly alongside Senator Rand Paul to stop the permanent extension of three controversial provisions, and as a result of our efforts, Congress was only able to extend them until 2015.

Marking the occasion, the ACLU just released a handy infographic showing how the misnamed "Patriot" Act is actually being used to turn ordinary American citizens into suspects rather than targeting terrorists.

  


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