Patriot Act

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Congress passed the Patriot Act to fight terrorism, but more than a year later, it faces a different kind of battle. U.S. citizens are challenging the law, and at least 89 cities have resolutions condemning it. Join guest host John Ydstie and guests for a discussion.


David Meserve
*Alcata, Calif., city council member who drafted first in the nation ordinance outlawing voluntary compliance with the Patriot Act

Nancy Talanian
*Co-director of the "Bill of Rights Defense Committee" in Florence, Mass.

Orin Kerr
*Associate Law Professor at George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Douglas Kmiec
*Dean of Catholic University Law School, Washington, D.C.



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