That was an abuse of the Patriot Act and the abuse was ended when Bush was still President. They now must have probable cause and the gag order is highly limited and can be fought in court. So they stopped the practiice. They also ended the sneak and peak, warrentless search capability.
French Front National founder La Pen creates new party after expulsion (Reuters)
from the article: A Special Place in Hell / If the secret police ran a Jewish state