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homelandsecuritylaws - Key Legislation Relating to Homeland...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/20/10 Key Legislation Relating to Homeland Security The Big 4
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5/20/10 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act FISA (1978) created a distinct federal court responsible for authorizing federal law enforcement activities related to top- secret national security investigations; Permitted federal agents to more easily… l Secure taps on telephones l Obtain search warrants without notification
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5/20/10 FISA – cont. Targets of FISA investigations were required to be “agents of a foreign power”, i.e. espionage cases only; Benefits of FISA: l Investigative process was automatically sealed l No specific criminal plot had to be shown – > merely being an agent of a foreign power
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5/20/10 FISA – cont. FISA erected a wall of separation between intelligence community and law enforcement community; In 1976, the Church Commission found many examples of abuses where law enforcement would use intelligence assets and techniques to circumvent 4th and 5th Amendment protections, and to get around the requirements of Title III o
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5/20/10 Anti-terrorism & Effective Death Penalty Act (1996) Felony to provide material support, assistance, resources to foreign terror organizations; Made it easier to deport or prevent from entering the US individuals with suspected ties to terrorism; Allowed law enforcement to open
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Anti-terrorism….Act (1996) – cont. Wall of separation between intelligence and law enforcement communities remained intact. Keeping the “wall” in place was a high
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