Our Rights Tradition: From the English Tradition to John Locke to the Bill of Rights The English Tradition that Gave Birth to the U.S. Bill of Rights Locke, Jefferson, and the Declaration of Independence The Bill of Rights and the Constitution the United States Universalizing Our Rights Tradition: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and The USA PATRIOT ACT FISA Definitions What FISA Allows the Feds to Do H.R. 3162: "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism," a.k.a. "The USA PATRIOT Act" Does PATRIOT Trample Civil Liberties? The "Spirit of the Law" as Found in the Philosophy of Rights Underpinning the United States Constitution Probable Cause (the Fourth Amendment) Privacy Checks and Balances Due Process (the Fifth Amendment) Free Speech (the First Amendment) Other Rights Issues Raised by PATRIOT Acts I and II The Justice Department Replies to Critics Other Objections and Replies Pending Legislation Involving Civil Rights The Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 Other Forthcoming Legislation and Governmental Programs That Concern Civil Liberties in Post-9/11 America From PATRIOT to Police State? The Bush-Ashcroft Power Grabs Watching Congress Watching the Executive Watching Lawsuits Over PATRIOT Watching Our Communities React to PATRIOT Watching the Watchers Watching Our Fears Grow.
"A User's Guide to the USA PATRIOT Act and Beyond examines the controversial USA PATRIOT Act, passed by Congress six weeks after the horrific events of September 11, 2001. This new set of American laws gives the federal government broad powers to conduct surveillance on American citizens, in some cases without warrant and without judicial oversight. The book summarizes other programs put into operation to severely curtail the civil liberties of Americans, such as a second, more intrusive PATRIOT Act, and proposed programs and laws that attack privacy, probably cause, due process, and free speech."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-118) and index.