August 03, 2004

Spitzer's powers

I just read your note about New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and his powers under the state's 1921 Martin Act (May 20) and am left wondering: where are all those folks who are up in arms about the Patriot Act? Spitzer's powers under the Martin Act seem far broader and more damaging to civil liberties than Ashcroft's under the Patriot Act. Are corporations and executives considered more dangerous than foreign terrorists? -- Doug Levene, Wilton, Conn.

Posted by Walter Olson at August 3, 2004 12:03 AM
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"Are corporations and executives considered more dangerous than foreign terrorists?"

By most (though not all) of the people screaming about the Patriot Act, yes.

Posted by: Deoxy at August 3, 2004 10:07 AM