today's CATO Daily Dispatch (www.cato.org)brought the following


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June 11, 2004, 07:18 PM
Jury Pokes Hole in USA Patriot Act

"A federal jury in Idaho on Thursday acquitted a Saudi computer student of charges that he spread terrorism on the Internet, handing the Justice Department a resounding defeat in a case that turned on a provision of the USA Patriot Act," the Los Angeles Times reports. Timothy Lynch, director of the Cato Institute's Project on Criminal Justice and author of "Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Preserving Our Liberties While Fighting Terrorism," says, "The Patriot Act was designed to reduce privacy and increase security. It has succeeded in at least reducing privacy."

Executive summary is interesting, and the entire text, longish, is available as PDF Acrobat Reader Document

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