This week it’s imperative to pay close attention to the Anti-Terrorism Act, which was written by the Justice Department and that the administration wants to see enacted as rapidly as possible. Unfortunately, as I’ve already mentioned on this site, the key provisions of the bill are an absolute nightmare to anyone who values civil rights. Here are some links to commentary on the bill:
- Declan McCullagh reports that the law isn’t done, and that the core provisions are in a state of flux. (This is good news, since it means that people in Congress haven’t given up on fighting it.)
- PFIR Statement on Terrorism, Civil Liberties, and the Internet
- EFF summary of the compromise bill that’s working its way through the House.
- EFF analysis of the original ATA.
- EPIC analysis of the ATA.
- ACLU statement on the ATA.