ACLU To Testify Wednesday On Patriot Act Abuses

For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Mandy Simon, (202) 675-2312; media@dcaclu.org

ACLU To Testify Wednesday On Patriot Act Abuses

WASHINGTON - The
American Civil Liberties Union will testify on abuses of the USA
Patriot Act before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the
Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Three provisions of the Act – a roving wiretap provision, the John Doe
surveillance provision and Section 215, which expanded intelligence
records searches – are up for renewal this year and will expire on
December 31 if Congress does not take action. The ACLU is seeking
comprehensive reform of the Act and is also urging Congress to bring
all surveillance laws expanded in recent years back in line with the
Constitution.

WHAT:
A hearing before a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on the USA Patriot Act.

WHO:
Michael German, ACLU National Security Policy Counsel and former FBI Special Agent, will testify.

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

WHERE:
2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) conserves America's original civic values working in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in the United States by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

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