USA Patriot Act in the Obama Administration: Continued support for rule that allows access to bookstore, library records

By |2019-03-13T15:18:11-04:00January 21st, 2009|Blog|

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that, under President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, Eric Holder, what you read could still be held against you.  Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act allows federal agents to demand bookstore and library records when investigating terrorism or espionage.  Section 215 also places a gag order on the bookseller or librarian.  The provision is [...]