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New York City Bar Association Files Amicus Brief in Appeals Case

A provision of the USA Patriot Act that allows the FBI to collect personal information from institutions without a warrant is unconstitutional, the New York City Bar said yesterday in an amicus brief filed in the Manhattan U.S. Court of Appeals. The association says “National Security Letters” that demand customer information from Internet providers, universities and libraries for terror investigations lack proper judicial oversight.

August 5, 2005