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Do We Still Need the Patriot Act?

by Bill Hayes

The New York Times’ Room for Debate lets various knowledgeable contributors discuss news events and other timely issues. One recent debate covered: Do We Still Need the Patriot Act?

In 2001, in the weeks after Sept. 11, the law passed through Congress easily. People were worried about further attacks against the U.S. But has the Patriot Act protected us from terrorism? A decade later, do we still need the law? [more]