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USA PATRIOT Act and Intellectual Freedom

For the latest news on the USA PATRIOT Act, visit Review IFACTION Archive and USA PATRIOT Act News. For information about USA PATRIOT Act legislation, vist the ALA Washington Office, USA PATRIOT Act of 2001.

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Resolution on the Use and Abuse of National Security Letters (June 27, 2007)

George Christian Urges Congress to Reconsider Parts of the USA PATRIOT Act (April 11, 2007)

USA PATRIOT Act: Doe v. Gonzalez (June 5, 2006)

USA PATRIOT Act Brochure for Patrons  (PDF) (June 1, 2006)

Law Enforcement Inquiries: Guidelines for Staff (Links to DOC and PDF) (June 1, 2006)

Legal Assistance with the USA PATRIOT Act (specific to Colorado) (June 1, 2006)

USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization Analysis by the ALA Washington Office (March 20, 2006)

ALA President Michael Gorman responds to House passage of PATRIOT Act reauthorization bill (March 7, 2006)

ALA President Michael Gorman responds to Senate PATRIOT Act reauthorization vote (March 1, 2006)

U.S. Sen. Feingold: Statement on The Patriot Act Deal (February 15, 2006)

"Mr. President, it will come as no surprise that I'd like to talk about the Patriot Act today. I strongly oppose proceeding to consideration of S. 2271, which is legislation introduced by some of my friends and colleagues to implement the deal on the Patriot Act that was struck with the White House last week. Some may argue that there's no harm in passing a bill that could charitably be described as trivial. But protecting the rights of law-abiding Americans is not trivial. And passage of S. 2271 is the first step toward passage of the flawed Patriot Act conference report. I will oppose both measures and I am prepared to explain at length my reasons for doing so."

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Frequently Requested Resources

Resolution on the Use and Abuse of National Security Letters

USA PATRIOT Act: Doe v. Gonzalez

USA PATRIOT Act Search Warrant

Confidentiality and Coping with Law Enforcement Inquiries: Guidelines for the Library and its Staff

USA PATRIOT Act in the Library

USA PATRIOT Act Analysis by the Office for Intellectual Freedom

USA PATRIOT Act Analyses

FAQ: USA PATRIOT Act

Libraries and National Security: An Historical Review (December 30, 2004)

State Privacy Laws regarding Library Records

Leigh Estabrook USA PATRIOT Act Surveys

Campaign for Reader Privacy

Resolutions Opposing USA PATRIOT Act

Resolution on the USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization

Resolution on the USA PATRIOT Act and Libraries

Resolution on the USA Patriot Act and Related Measures That Infringe on the Rights of Library Users

Resolution on Proposed Amendments to the USA PATRIOT Act

Resolution Reaffirming the Principles of Intellectual Freedom in the Aftermath of Terrorist Attacks

Bill of Rights Defense Committee

USA PATRIOT Act Resolutions of State Library Associations

USA PATRIOT Act Resolutions (Other Than State Library Associations)

Campus/University USA PATRIOT Act Resolutions

Additional Links to Other Resources

Quick and Easy Links to OIF's USA PATRIOT Act Pages

Pending Legislation Concerning the USA PATRIOT Act

The Impact of the USA PATRIOT Act on Free Expression

Freedom to Read Protection Act

USA PATRIOT Act News

USA PATRIOT Act Letter

USA PATRIOT Act (Washington Office)

Outside Resources

USA PATRIOT Act

 
 

For Assistance

For more information on the USA PATRIOT Act, contact Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom; Telephone: 800-545-2433, ext. 4224; Fax: 312-280-4227; dstone@ala.org.

 


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Related Files

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Denied the ACLU application for emergency relief in Doe v. Gonzales (PDF File)
ALA Amicus Brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Doe v. Gonzales (PDF File)
RESOLUTION NO. 8378, A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PASADENA, CALIFORNIA SUPPORTING THE PROTECTION OF CIVIL LIBERTIES AND OPPOSING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE USA PATRIOT ACT (PUBLIC LAW 107-56) (PDF File)
Brief of Amici Curiae ALA, FTRF, and ABFFE in Support of Plaintiffs Motion for Summary Judgment in in John Doe; and ACLU v. John Ashcroft (PDF File)

Related Links

Patriot Act Resources
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
The Patriot Act and the First Amendment (AAP)
Implementation of Other Anti-terrorism Measures (CDT)
Keep America Safe and Free (ACLU)
FBI in Your Library
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