Patriot Act - Amend the USA PATRIOT Act Miranda Pryor Brian...

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Unformatted text preview: Amend the USA PATRIOT Act Miranda Pryor Brian Dyke Phillip Nichols Mike Lawson USA PATRIOT Act is... Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act. Definition of Terrorism "Involve violent acts or acts dangerous to human life...[that] appear to be intended..." "to intimidate or coerce a civilian population" "to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion" "to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping" 18 U.S.C. 2331 Purpose of the Patriot Act "To deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world, to enhance law enforcement investigatory tools, and for other purposes" by Communication surveillance Anti-terrorist financial provisions Protection of borders Information sharing Improved intelligence Roving Wire Taps Included in Section 206 Invasion of privacy No court authorization needed for tapping of cell phone and blackberries, etc. Affects suspects of terrorist acts and those who come in contact with the suspect Court cases/examples Reauthorization: Dec 31, 2009 Amended by adding more judicial involvement in surveillance process Sneak and Peek Warrants Included in Section 213 Allows search without informing suspect and without a court order 4th Amendment violation Does not expire FBI invoked Section 213: 47 times between October 2001 and April 2003 108 times between April 2003 and January 2005 Variety of cases "Gag" Order Included under Section 215 Unable to report knowledge of investigation Violation of 1st amendment rights Reauthorization New expiration: Dec 31, 2009 Amended to allow communication with lawyer "Gag" Order Court Cases: Doe vs. Gonzales: Found "gag" order unconstitutional Anyone who receives a National Security Letter is under the provision of the "Gag" order Information that can be seized include library records and.... International Comparison UK's Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 International Comparison Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001 Resolution ...
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