USAPatriotAct - USA PATRIOT ACT USA Patriot Act was...

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USA PATRIOT ACT USA Patriot Act was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed by the President on Oct. 26, 2001 USA PATRIOT Act = U niting and S trengthening A merica by P roviding A ppropriate T ools R equired to I ntercept and O bstruct T errorism Act
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USA PATRIOT ACT USA Patriot Act increased power established in 1996 anti-terrorism act. 5 Key Areas impacting Civil Liberties: Extending Surveillance Guilt by Association Targeting immigrants Redefining Due Process Resisting Oversight
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USA PATRIOT ACT Authorizes: Collecting library, purchase, medical info (215) Broad definition of “domestic terrorism” (411, 802) Seizure of assets (806) Investigate based on association (204, 901) Detention of immigrants (412) Roving wiretaps (216)
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USA PATRIOT ACT Provisions: Gives federal authorities greater authority to track and intercept communications, both for law enforcement and foreign intelligence gathering. Vests Secretary of Treasury with regulatory powers to combat corruption of US financial institutions for foreign money laundering purposes Stricter border patrols Creates new crimes & penalties
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USA PATRIOT ACT Permits pen register and trap & trace orders for electronic communications like email; Authorizes nationwide execution of court orders for the above; Treats stored voicemail like stored email Allows interception from computers
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USA PATRIOT ACT Foreign Intelligence Investigations: Eases some restrictions and gives intelligence greater access to information uncovered in a criminal investigation. Allows roving surveillance Allows FISA surveillance where intelligence is a significant reason, not THE reason. Allows access to any tangible item.
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USA PATRIOT ACT Money Laundering: Expands federal authority to regulate US financial institutions, particularly relations with foreign entities; Establishes reporting requirements and customer identification standards; Allows sharing of information between financial institutions and law enforcement; Establishes new money laundering crimes
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USA PATRIOT ACT Forfeiture: Allows confiscation of any property related to domestic or int’l terrorism Gives gov’t greater jurisdiction over property Allows confiscation of property for wider range of offenses
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USA PATRIOT ACT Immigration: Strengthens border patrols, especially at Canadian border Gives greater authority to detain and deport immigrants
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USA PATRIOT ACT Criminal Investigations: Expands Posse Comitatus exceptions Permits nationwide execution of search warrants Eases gov’t access to confidential information Allows gov’t to collect DNA samples from fed’l prisoners Lengthens statute of limitations
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course L 32 3381 taught by Professor Deniselieberman during the Spring '08 term at Washington University in St. Louis.

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USAPatriotAct - USA PATRIOT ACT USA Patriot Act was...

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