Radley Balko: How Controversial Patriot Act Powers Are Now Overwhelmingly Deployed In Drug Investigations

Read by Rand Paul during his Patriot Act filibuster.  One of the more controversial provisions of the Patriot Act was to broaden the “sneak-and-peek” power for federal law enforcement officials. The provision allows investigators to conduct searches without informing the target of the search. We were assured at the time that this     ... MORE