Patriot Act Provision is thrown out by Court - effective date is delayed 60 days to allow government time to appeal
National Security Letter authority under the PATRIOT act was found unconstitutional today by a NY Federal District Court judge. The provision that was struck down restricted internet service providers and other bsuinesses from informing anyone of the government's request for information. This could have been interpreted by some as preventing them from being able to consult counsel about any demands, among other actions.
see next post in this blog for a link to the decision itself and a more detailed analysis.