claims that the act threatens the privacy rights of people, who would not feel free to by or lend books on religion, law, politics or any other subject.
Because of the gag order, however, you should not tell ABFFE that you have received a court order under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [incorporated in the USA PATRIOT Act].
I have asked attorneys for ABFFE and the ALA whether those court proceedings will be closed to the press and the public--as many immigration hearings already have been by Ashcroft.
and ALA have told their members that they are entitled to lawyers once raids on their records have happened.
On November 1, the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE
) sent a disturbing letter to its members.