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Old 01-28-2006, 01:10 AM
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Georgetown Univ Students Turn Their Backs on US Attorney General

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Georgetown University students turned their backs on US Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales in protest yesterday. (Evan Sisley/ Reuters)

Alberto Gonzales's Memo Raises Questions On Patriot Act - The Boston Globe
"A footnote in Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's 42-page legal memo defending President Bush's domestic spying program appears to argue that the administration does not need Congress to extend the USA Patriot Act in order to keep using the law's investigative powers against terror suspects.

The memo states that Congress gave Bush the power to investigate terror suspects using whatever tactics he deemed necessary when it authorized him to use force against Al Qaeda. When Congress later passed the Patriot Act, Bush already had the power to use enhanced surveillance techniques against Al Qaeda, according to the footnote."

"Hutchinson, the University of Chicago law professor, said that in trying to show that Congress gave Bush unlimited powers to investigate possible Al Qaeda plots, the administration has contradicted its arguments that it is necessary for Congress to reauthorize the Patriot Act in order to protect the nation from terror threats."
Gonzales's Memo Raises Questions On Patriot Act

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