The Patriot Act and "Ideological Exclusion" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

The Patriot Act and "Ideological Exclusion"
This paper criminal law and looks at the Patriot Act's "Ideological Exclusion" provision.
# 136589 | 750 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Law (Criminal) , Law (Constitution) , Sociology (General)

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This paper looks at the "ideological exclusion" provision of the Patriot Act and argues that it is an indefensible assault upon the First Amendment rights of American academics who wish to peacefully assemble with individuals from other lands who have (often for specious reasons) been deemed by the U.S. government as undesirables. The paper presents the arguments in favor of the U.S. government's policy and also the constitutional rebuttal which trump all of them.

From the Paper:

"To begin with, the Patriot Act's "Ideological Exclusion" provision is an assault upon the First Amendment in the sense that it discourages Americans from hearing speech that is supposed to be under this important part of the Constitution. To elaborate a little further, even though Professor Ramadan is not a US national, by preventing him from speaking in America, the First Amendment rights of Americans who wish to confer with him and who wish to hear what he has to say are compromised. This argument can be elaborated even further. To wit, the First Amendment of the United States Constitution explicitly ..."

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