In One Eye

Sunday, September 18, 2005
The Connecticut library case continues.
Federal prosecutors [Friday] appealed a federal judge’s decision to lift a gag order on librarians who received an FBI demand for records about library patrons under the federal law.

U.S. District Court Judge Janet Hall last week ruled in favor of the American Civil Liberties Union, in the case. The ACLU argued that the gag order prevented their client from participating in a debate over whether Congress should reauthorize the Patriot Act ...

Prosecutors said the gag order only prevented the release of the client’s identity, not the client’s ability to speak about the Patriot Act.
So what will we end up with? A librarian with a big blue dot over his face testifying about the heinousnes of the Star Chamber-like USA PATRIOT Act?

It'll kind of ipso facto show the odiousness of the law, don't you think?