Controversies Surrounding the The Patriot Act
An analysis of the Patriot Act, which was passed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and gives sweeping powers of search and surveillance to the law enforcing agencies.
# 57499 | 1,154 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 |
Published on Apr 03, 2005 in Political Science (U.S.) , Law (Constitution) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)
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This paper discusses the controversy that still surrounds the Patriot Act and examines its impact on the law enforcement agencies and the Fourth Amendment. The USA Patriot Act, which was signed as law in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, gives sweeping powers of search and surveillance to the law enforcing agencies and is aimed at eliminating the terrorist activities in the U.S. The Department of Justice and the Bush administration claim that the Patriot Act has been instrumental in preventing further terrorist attacks in the U.S. after 9/11. However, the civil libertarians claim that the Act severely compromises the civil liberties granted in the U.S. Constitution and violates the due process law of the Fourth Amendment.
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