Not quite a knockout punch, but the warrantless search provision of the unPatriot Act has been dealt a solid blow by a Federal Judge. There is hope. Judge Refuses to overturn Bill of Rights. Apparently the FBI misidentified a fingerprint at the Madrid train bombing and therefore used provisions of the unPatriot Act to perform warrantless surveillance on an innocent man, Portland attorney Brandon Mayfield. For all of those people who scream out "Search me! I have nothing to hide!" this should (n.b. should) be a sobering wake up call. This man absolutely had nothing to hide, and yet he was put in jail for 2 weeks, had his phone tapped and his email monitored.