USA Patriot Act

Mr. Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), talked about the USA PATRIOT Act and its… read more

Mr. Finan, president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), talked about the USA PATRIOT Act and its impact on the bookselling industry. Section 215 of the Act gives federal authorities investigating terrorism the power to obtain customer information (including sales records) from bookstores and libraries. The ABFEE has joined a number of other free expression groups in denouncing the PATRIOT Act. Mr. Finan also discussed his new biography of four-time New York Governor Alfred Smith and some of the other projects ABFFE is involved in. close

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USA Patriot Act

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Program ID:
171160-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 4, 2002
Last Aired:
Aug 24, 2002

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  • Aug 04, 2002 | 10:28am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 04, 2002 | 10:24pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2002 | 2:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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