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  1. maverick4

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    (CNN) -- A federal court on Wednesday struck down two provisions of the Patriot Act dealing with searches and intelligence gathering, saying they violate the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures with regard to criminal prosecutions.

    "It is critical that we, as a democratic nation, pay close attention to traditional Fourth Amendment principles," wrote Judge Ann Aiken of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in her 44-page decision. "The Fourth Amendment has served this nation well for 220 years, through many other perils."

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/09/26/patriot.act/index.html
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    inspiring... but, this will go to a higher court...
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    #75 Jersey

    The higher court in this case is the 9th circuit, so the rest of America will have to wait for the Supreme Court to restore Congress' power to legislat from activists Judges such as this.
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    Yick. They're one of the most selfish collection of people in the history of our country, foistering their opinions onto already well-established laws.
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    Not only that, they're a bunch of scumbag bastards :singing:
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    you honestly believe this woman was an "activist judge?".... that says it all about your views...
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    If the Supreme Court upholds her decision, are they then termed activist supreme court ?? Never understood this activist judge thing, there is such a thing as a constitution and that is the law of our land.

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