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USA Patriot Act Under Fire

As U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft stumps this week to defend the controversial USA Patriot Act, critics are speaking out about the anti-terrorism legislation enacted in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. NPR's Tavis Smiley explores the pros and cons with Banafsheh Akhlaghi, an immigration attorney in San Francisco, and Lino Graglia, a law professor at the University of Texas.



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