After September 11, 2001 the USA Patriot Act was introduced to enable the govt. to investigate potential terroists. However, critics question its effectiveness, its lack of regard for civil liberties, and charge it gives the govt too much power.
In This Issue
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Recent Action on the USA PATRIOT ActRead More
Major Provisions and the Library ControversyRead More
Justice Department Explanation of the PATRIOT ActRead More
Analysis by the Center for Democracy and TechnologyRead More
Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Tom RidgeRead More
Surveillance Powers and Customer RecordsRead More
Major Bills Before CongressRead More
Pro & Con
Should the FBI Be Prohibited from Acquiring Patrons' Records Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act?