How the Patriot Act stripped me of my free-speech rights

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October 30, 2011
Washington Post
by Nicholas Merrill  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"Sometime in 2012, I will begin the ninth year of my life under an FBI gag order, which began when I received what is known as a national security letter at the small Internet service provider I owned. On that day in 2004 (the exact date is redacted from court papers, so I can’t reveal it), an FBI agent came to my office and handed me a letter. It demanded that I turn over information about one of my clients and forbade me from telling 'any person' that the government had approached me." (10/25/11)  


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