Thursday, September 27, 2007

Woo hoo!

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken has upheld the Bill of Rights, and shot down part of the "Patriot Act" (what a misnomer! It should have been called the Denial of Constitutional Rights Act!)

Brandon Mayfield, an attorney, sued when his rights were violated.

What a true hero this woman is, and the man who sued, as well.

The FBI misidentified a fingerprint during investigations into the Madrid train bombings that killed nearlyl 200 people in 2004. The attorney who was mistakenly identified with the prints was victimized when investigators secretly bugged and searched his home and office.

The judge wrote, "For over 200 years, this nation has adhered to the rule of the law - with unparalleled success. A shift to a nation based on extra-constitutional authority is prohibited, as well as ill-advised."

It's about time SOMEONE stood up against the Patriot Act.

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