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October 27, 2002
BIG STORY ON THE PATRIOT ACT in tomorrow's Washington Post, setting it up almost as a battle between Viet Dinh and Pat Leahy. One apparent error:
In the year since the Patriot Act was approved, the government has moved quickly to take full advantage of new and existing powers.
More than a thousand noncitizens were detained without being charged last fall, and their identities were kept secret.
If I'm not mistaken, those detentions were pretty much a done deal by the time the Patriot Act took effect, and were not based on its authority.