Bronwyn's Library Blog

Sunday, July 23, 2006

U.S. Ends a Yearlong Effort to Obtain Library Records Amid Secrecy in Connecticut

After fighting for nearly a year to keep details of a counterterrorism investigation secret, the federal government has abandoned efforts to obtain library records in Connecticut, concluding that the implied threat had no merit.

The decision was hailed yesterday as a victory by the four Connecticut librarians who mounted one of the few known challenges to the nation's strengthened antiterrorism law when they filed a lawsuit last summer objecting to the government's request for patron records and its insistence on absolute secrecy. Read on ...


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