Paper Chase


While "authorizing intelligence" sounds like a good idea where government is concerned, the ACLU has some concerns about the proposed 2003 Intelligence Authorization Act. The group writes that the bill would expand the applicability of secret "national security letter" searches (which don't require any individualized suspicion of criminal activity) to cover:

a whole host of businesses and other institutions, including travel agencies, pawnbrokers, car dealerships, stockbrokers, the post office, casinos, or any other business ?whose cash transactions have a high degree of usefulness in criminal, tax, or regulatory matters.?