In a development that is a surprise at least to us, a bill is going to be introduced into Congress to push for the repeal of unconstitutional provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act: |
Vermont Congressman Bernard Sanders will be holding a press conference on Friday, December 20, at 11:00 a.m., at the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, Vermont, to announce his plans to introduce legislation that eliminates what he believes are unconstitutional provisions in the USA Patriot Act.
At Friday's press conference, Sanders plans to "educate people on what the Patriot Act allows," said Joel Barkin, a spokesperson for Sanders. Sanders will also announce that, in the next congressional session, "he is introducing legislation to eliminate provisions [in the Act] that hinder a person's ability to read without government interference," said Barkin. Congressman Sanders voted against the Patriot Act when it was first introduced in the wake of the September 11 attacks.Sanders is planning to introduce the bill next month. Burlington (the site of the press conference on Friday) is one of the 20 communities which have passed resolutions in protest of the USA PATRIOT Act.