I'm all for overturning the Patriot Act (my law: the more inspiring the title of an act, the sleazier it is). But I think the courts are finally getting off their duffs and doing their constitutional duty. I am sure the parts of the act that allow police to do all sorts of intrusive things without obtaining a warrant just by saying "Terrorism related" are unconstitutional on the face of them.
It's better to have the act, or the offensive parts of it, declared unconstitutional than to just persuade Congress to repeal it. For what one group can persuade another can unpersuade. It's much much harder, as the religious right has found, to amend the constitution.
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