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ACLU To Testify Wednesday On Patriot Act Abuses

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

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

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

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

2141 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC


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