Discuss the Patriot Act. What is it? Good, bad, or indifferent?

 

 

 

Discuss the Patriot Act. What is it? Good, bad, or indifferent?

Required Reading:

Balancing Civil Liberties and Homeland Security: Does the USA Patriot Act Avoid Jus-tice Robert H. Jackson’s Suicide Pact.? (Richard L. Thornburgh)
http://www.albanylawreview.org/archives/68/4/BALANCINGCIVILLIBERTIESANDHOMELANDSECURITY–DOESTHEUSAPATRIOTACTAVOIDJUSTICEROBERTHJACKSONSSUICIDEPACT.pdf

Patriot 2005-2007: Truth, Controversy, and Consequences
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Supplemental/Optional Reading:
USA Patriot Act http://fl1.findlaw.com/news.findlaw.com/usatoday/docs/terrorism/patriotact.pdf
Civil liberties vs. National Security
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