The USA Patriot Act

The USA Patriot Act

by Howard Ball
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851097228

ISBN-13: 9781851097227

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The USA Patriot Act: A Reference Handbook is an in-depth examination of the difficult wartime task of balancing civil liberties against national security.

• Includes selected text from the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, along with the supplements proposed in the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003

• Provides a directory of organizations

Overview

The USA Patriot Act: A Reference Handbook is an in-depth examination of the difficult wartime task of balancing civil liberties against national security.

• Includes selected text from the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, along with the supplements proposed in the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003

• Provides a directory of organizations participating in the debates surrounding the 2001 and 2003 Patriot Acts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851097227
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
Contemporary World Issues Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introductionxiii
Abbreviationsxvii
1Terrorist Actions against Americans and Governmental Efforts to Protect National Security Before September 11, 20011
National Security Measures versus Individual Liberties: Some Major Incidents in American History7
The New Reality: The Declaration of a "Holy War" against the "Great Satan" by Al Qaeda, 1980s-present9
U.S. Governmental Efforts to Protect National Security Prior to September 11, 200113
Congressional Hearings and Legislation up to 9/1114
Executive Orders and Presidential Decision Directives18
Documents/Reports21
Department/Agency Actions28
2September 11, 2001, and the Passage of the USA Patriot Act of 200133
September 11, 2001: A Second "Day of Infamy" for America35
The Six-Week Battle Royal over the DOJ Draft of "An Act to Deter and Punish Terrorist Acts in the United States and Around the World," September 12, 2001-October 26, 200140
The USA Patriot Act of 2001, October 26, 200149
A Legal Analysis of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 by the Congressional Research Service (CRS)53
3The Critics of the 2001 Patriot Act: Civil Liberties Endangered by the Imperatives of National Security65
The Critics of the Patriot Act70
Interest Groups and Organizations70
Legislators80
The U.S. General Accounting Office83
Office of Inspector General, DOJ84
States, Cities, and Towns86
Individuals86
The Media88
The Federal Courts Enter the Fray90
4The Bush Administration's Aggressive Defense of the 2001 USA Patriot Act and Its "Floating" of Patriot Act II101
The Response of the Bush Administration to Criticism of the 2001 Patriot Act, 2001-2004104
Other Antiterrorist Executive Orders of the Bush Administration and Congressional Actions, 2001-2003106
Creation of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003108
The Administration's Initial Defense of the USA Patriot Act, 2001-2002110
Media Defenders of the Bush Administration's Antiterrorism Actions113
Summer 2003: Ashcroft's "On the Road" Campaign in Defense of the 2001 USA Patriot Act114
Floating the "Domestic Security Enhancement Act" of 2003: A Patriot Act II?118
The Bush Administration's Proposal to Strengthen the 2001 Patriot Act119
The Critics Condemn the 2003 Enhancement Proposal123
The Future of the 2001 USA Patriot Act125
5Key Players, Organizations, and Governmental Responses: U.S. National Security and the 2001 Patriot Act133
The Major Players133
Umar Abd al-Rahman133
Dick Armey133
John Ashcroft134
Osama bin Laden134
L. Paul Bremer135
George H. W. Bush136
George W. Bush136
Dick Cheney137
John Conyers137
Viet Dinh138
Yassar Esam Hamdi138
Orrin Hatch138
Patrick Leahy139
Jose Padilla139
Colin L. Powell139
Tom Ridge140
Donald Rumsfeld140
James Sensenbrenner140
Ramzi Yousef141
Foreign Terrorist Organizations / Governments141
Al Qaeda141
Islamic Jihad142
Taliban142
Governmental Actions in Response to Threats, War, and Terrorism143
Alien and Sedition Act, 1798143
Alien Registration Act, 1940 (Smith Act)144
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Act, 1996145
Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba146
Espionage Act, 1917146
Japanese-American Internment, 1942-1946147
Sedition Act, 1918148
6Documents151
USA Patriot Act of 2001 (Excerpts)151
2001 Report on Foreign Terrorist Organizations Released by the Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State, October 5, 2001167
Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003-DOJ Section-by-Section Analysis (Excerpts)173
U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's War-on-Terror Memo, October 16, 2003197
7Directory of Major Organizations Involved with the USA Patriot Act of 2001199
NonGovernmental Web-sites199
American Civil Liberties Union199
American Conservative Union200
Cato Institute201
Center for Constitutional Rights202
Center for Democracy and Technology203
Center for National Security Studies205
Center for Public Integrity206
Center for Strategic and International Studies207
Federalist Society208
Friends Committee on National Legislation208
The Heritage Foundation209
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People210
Governmental Websites211
U.S. Department of Defense211
U.S. Department of Homeland Security211
U.S. Department of Justice212
U.S. Department of State212
U.S. General Accounting Office213
The White House214
8Bibliography215
Books, Journal Articles, Reports215
Internet Resources218
Chronology221
Glossary225
Index243
About the Author265

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