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Category: Intellectual Freedom

National Security Letters Reform Legislation

ALA is currently supporting two legislative efforts to reform National Security Letters (NSLs). Both are House bills, and we are working for introduction in the Senate of similar legislation. National Security Letter Judicial and Congressional Oversight Act (H.R. 1739), introduced by Rep. Harman (D-CA) in March with no co-sponsors. National…

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Connecticut Librarian Testifies Before Senate on NSL

George Christian, Executive Director of the Library Connection and former plaintiff in John Doe v. Gonzales, testified today before a Senate Subcommittee on the harmful effects of receiving a National Security Letter (NSL), a component of the USA PATRIOT Act, from the FBI. Library Connection is a non-profit cooperative of…

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