Expansion of Patriot Act Criticized The Justice Department prepares legislation that would broaden the government's power to gather intelligence and fight terrorism. But some say the expansion of the 2001 Patriot Act would give authorities too much unchecked power. NPR's Jackie Northam reports.

Expansion of Patriot Act Criticized

Expansion of Patriot Act Criticized

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The Justice Department prepares legislation that would broaden the government's power to gather intelligence and fight terrorism. But some say the expansion of the 2001 Patriot Act would give authorities too much unchecked power. NPR's Jackie Northam reports.