The Sneak and Peek Provision of the USA Patriot act has been declared unconstitutional by a Federal judge. Eoin (Owen) Bastable has more:
Yesterday afternoon, an Oregon Federal District court Judge ruled in favor of the family of Brandon Mayfield and his family, in their case against the U-S government.
Portland attorney brandon mayfield sought the ruling after he was mistakenly linked by the FBI to the Madrid Train Bombings in 2004.
This is Brandon Mayfield, speaking just moments after the family learned the news of this ruling:
After Representative Earl Blumenauer refused to answer questions on his support for the US-Peru Free Trade Agreement during his town hall meeting on Sunday, a group of local activists conducted a blockade and sit-in early this morning in his Portland office.
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