ACLU Withdraws Legal Challenge to “Patriot Act”

Brian Zick

AP reports: The American Civil Liberties Union has dropped a three-year-old lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the USA Patriot Act, months after Congress rewrote parts of the law.The ACLU said Friday it is withdrawing the lawsuit because of "improvements to the law." "While the reauthorized Patriot Act is far from perfect, we succeeded in stemming the damage from some of the Bush administration's most reckless policies," Ann Beeson, the New York-based associate legal director of the ACLU, said in a written statement.

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