Former GOP lawmaker urges Congress to scale back part of Patriot Act
A former Republican congressman is urging lawmakers to limit a key feature of the Patriot Act. Former Georgia Congressman Bob Barr testified on Capitol Hill that the anti-terror law's so-called "sneak and peek" provision should be scaled back.
That portion of the law allows searches without notification until a later date. Barr says such warrants are needed against suspected terrorists, but the government's usage of them in other areas needs to be limited.