[JURIST] FBI [official website] powers have expanded rapidly in the wake of the 9/11 attacks [JURIST backgrounder], according to a report [text, PDF] released [press release] Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website], which called on the Obama administration and Congress to rein in the agency. The report states that the FBI's excessive secrecy has limited oversight and stated that "it took unauthorized leaks by a whistleblower to finally reveal the government's secret interpretation of these laws...

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