GOP to let Parts of Draconian PATRIOT Act Expire

Wow, this is a surprise; I guess those of us who write a letter to our congress-critter to tell them that PATRIOT sucks is finally paying off. The Hill reports that a group of Republicans in Congress is blocking President Bush’s effort to strengthen domestic counter-terrorism laws and reauthorize the USA Patriot Act:

Fifty-eight lawmakers, including six Republicans, have co-sponsored legislation sponsored by Rep. Butch Otter (R-Idaho) in the House that would rein in aspects of the Patriot Act.

Maybe the tide is turning and we are going to see some further rational legislation concerning terrorism enforcement. You know, like making sure we’re not locking people up for years without trials and other unconstitutional things.

Presidential push fails to quell GOP fear of Patriot Act [The Hill]

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