Remember how I said last week that there were two anti-terrorism bills working their way through Congress, the Senate’s odious USA Act and the House’s less odious Patriot Act? You can forget the Patriot Act. The House leadership ditched the Patriot Act, which was crafted in the House Judiciary Committee, and took up the Senate bill instead. The bill passed in the House 337 to 79 with a few minor modifications and now we’re screwed. Be sure to read the bullet list at the end of the article, pretty much every bad measure that was under discussion has been included in the bill. Since this bill will almost certainly become law in its present form, the next step is to fight it in the courts. If you see any resources which address the constitutionality of the various provisions of the law, please email them to me.