US lawyers say secret court could hear Patriot Act challenges
Wow. A secret court that has been searching and seizing with abandon for years. The fact that it outpaces pretty much any other court in searches and seizures [I'm gonna have one] just shows that the public's eye can have a big effect on procedure. But it's both good and bad. In this case it sobers the tendency for officials to just disrupt people's lives and belongings as they wish, but it can [and often does] convict the [even legally proven] innocent while hardly blinking.