TITLE

Patriot II: The Sequel--Why It's Even Scarier than the First Patriot Act

AUTHOR(S)
Ramasastry, Anita
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Knowledge, Technology & Policy;Fall2003, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that soon after the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act, which conferred broad new powers upon the federal government. Now Attorney General John Ashcroft and his scribes at the Justice Department have been secretly working to create a new 120-page draft legislation that, if enacted, would expand greatly upon these already sweeping powers. This daring sequel to the USA PATRIOT Act is known internally as the Domestic Security Enhancement Act. It is also nicknamed Patriot II. Perhaps the Administration of U.S. President George W. Bush wants to repeat its experience with the original USA PATRIOT Act. Amidst the emotional turmoil after 11 September, the Administration introduced the Act and got it enacted in a matter of weeks.
ACCESSION #
14863502

 

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