WASHINGTON - A statement attached to postal legislation by President Bush last month may have opened the way for the government to open mail without a warrant.
The White House denies any change in policy, but civil libertarians are alarmed, saying the government has never publicly claimed that power before.
Federal law has long required a search warrant to open first class mail unless postal inspectors suspect it contains something dangerous, like a bomb or a hazardous chemical, reports NBC News' Pete Williams.
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- Joined: Oct 18 2006, 04:15 PM
Awaits sly denial to tell us this is ok, you've had none of your rights taken away and your privacy is safe, EVERYTHINGS FINE GO BACK TO BED, America isnt turning into a sick orwellian nightmare
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