Mistaken terrorism victim to be paid $2M by U.S.

The Nitpicker spots some good news on the civil liberties front: A court awarded $2 million to an Oregon man who was wrongfully arrested and detained for two weeks on suspicion of terrorism because of a fingerprinting fiasco.

Brandon Mayfield was locked up for two weeks in 2004 after the authorities mistakenly linked him to a Spanish terrorist through botched fingerprint identification. Mr. Mayfield, an attorney, says he plans to continue is legal challenges to the constitutionality of the PATRIOT Act.


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