Literary Groups Decry Patriot Act as Invasion of Privacy

“Under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, passed in October 2001, a secret court can authorize the FBI to inspect or seize bookstore or library records without showing probable cause. Further, the law provides that the bookstore or library is forbidden to disclose that the inspection happened….Resistance to the Patriot Act has been building quietly since it became law. More than 90 cities and towns across the country have passed resolutions against it.” David MeheganLiterary Groups Decry Patriot Act as Invasion of Privacy (Boston Globe)