You know you are in trouble when even the librarians say domestic surveillance is getting out of hand.

But public librarians say a new bill before Congress would allow Uncle Sam to snoop into the reading habits of Americans without proper court oversight.

The Bush Administration spying on Americans without oversight? This is news? It might be news if Bush actually asked for permission to spy on Americans.

Librarians Say Surveillance Bills Lack Adequate Oversight – A little-remarked feature of pending legislation on domestic surveillance has provoked alarm among university and public librarians who say it could allow federal intelligence-gathering on library patrons without sufficient court oversight. [Washington Post Political News]

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