Sunday, July 31, 2005


Mayfield's Patriot Act Attack Update

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken ruled on Thursday, July 28 that Muslim Portland lawyer Brandon Mayfield's suit against the federal government for using the secret search warrants provided for under the Patriot Act may go ahead denying the government's motion to dismiss saying that Mayfield does have a cognizable legal claim. The government must also provide a complete, detailed listing of all of the information they obtained in spying on Mr. Mayfield. While admitting that they made a mistake in targeting the Mayfield Family, the government continues to fight Mayfield's suit claiming that revealing the information that was gathered will expose secret search techniques to would be terrorist. As I said before, Mayfield has a long fight on his hands.

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