The House of Representatives just voted to limit the ability of the Patriot Act to gain access to library and bookstore records. From CNN:
The vote reversed a narrow loss last year by lawmakers concerned about the potential invasion of privacy of innocent library users. They narrowed the proposal this year to permit the government to continue to seek out records of Internet use at libraries.
Thanks to all the librarians in Vermont (esp. our favorite, Jessamyn) for putting pressure on Rep. Bernard Sanders of Vermont to push the legislation forward.