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Senate Passes Patriot Act Bill That Takes Good First Steps

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July 30, 2005

Following the Senate passage of legislation to reauthorize the Patriot Act Friday — without floor debate — the American Civil Liberties Union called the bill a step in the right direction, but lacking in full protections for the civil liberties and civil rights of all Americans. The measure was adopted by unanimous consent – a procedural move that means no vote was taken, and no debate was held.

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