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.
Resolution on the Use and Abuse of National Security Letters (June 27, 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)
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
Libraries and National Security: An Historical Review (December 30, 2004)
Resolutions Opposing USA PATRIOT Act
Additional Links to Other Resources
PDF version of Field Guidance on New Authorities (Redacted), enacted in the 2001 Anti-terrorism Legislation, issued by the Department of Justice
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Related FilesJustice 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 LinksPatriot 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