Talk:Patriot Act

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 Definition a controversial law expanding the ability of the U.S. government to surveil both U. S. citizens and foreign nationals around the world, passed immediately after the 9-11 Attack [d] [e]
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NY Times sues

An important topic, but both the article itself & the talk page are blank. Not even set up as a lemma so a definition shows up on article page. Is anyone inclined to fix that?

The NY Times are suing in an attempt to force the gov't to reveal its secret interpretation of the Act. [1] Fascinating.

And a nice chart of how it is being used.[2] It was passed to provide special powers to fight terrorism. Chart claims > 90% of use of those powers is against drug dealers, most of the rest for fraud cases, only a tiny bit for its proclaimed purpose. Sandy Harris 00:39, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Similar over here, like the octogenarian heckler arrested at the Labour Party Conference some years back under the Terrorism Act. Peter Jackson 09:40, 12 October 2011 (UTC)