Some truth (not all of it) about the FBI’s “national security letters”

Here’s yet another area where Obama’s policy is BushCo’s policy.


Plaintiff who challenged FBI’s national security letters reveals concerns
By Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff Writer

For six years, Nicholas Merrill has lived in a surreal world of half-truths, where he could not tell even his fiancee, his closest friends or his mother that he is “John Doe” — the man who filed the first-ever court challenge to the FBI’s ability to obtain personal data on Americans without judicial approval.

Friends would mention the case when it was in the news and the normally outspoken Merrill would change the subject.

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