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Michael Anne Conley is a former journalist, health educator and licensed marriage and family therapist who is interested in the intersection of personal life and public policy. She writes from the San Francisco Bay Area.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Your Privacy Matters: Daniel Ellsberg, the USA PATRIOT Act & You
Separated by 30 years, a key Watergate era event shares with 9/11/01 a specific intrusion by government in the private lives of citizens, with one major difference: What was illegal in 1971 is now sanctioned by law. Congress should block reauthorization of Section 215 and other provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act that sunset in December. The JUSTICE Act, introduced in the Senate, could fix these problems.