USA PATRIOT Act


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USA PATRIOT Act

Legislation in the United States, enacted in 2001 shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks, that increased the federal government's surveillance and enforcement powers with the intent of combating terrorism. Among other provisions, it expanded the powers of the Secretary of the Treasury to monitor financial transactions, especially internationally, and cracked down on money laundering.
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I was told that it is likely that courts hearing these search cases under the USA Patriot Act also will be closed.
The Administration's post-9-11 policies and new provisions of the USA Patriot Act once again raise the specter of ideological exclusion: denial of entry and deportation solely on the basis of Constitutionally-protected speech and association that is disfavored by the U.
On March 1, 2006, the Senate passed a separate bill, the USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of 2006 (S.
Some of the most controversial aspects of the USA PATRIOT Act, the legislation expanding government police and intelligence powers that was hastily passed in the wake of the September 11th attacks, were scheduled to expire at the end of 2005 absent further congressional action.
Howard Berman introduced legislation Wednesday to limit the USA Patriot Act, noting that he voted for the anti-terrorism bill after the Sept.
Today, a controversial piece of legislation called the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 is causing a big dilemma for corporations.
Despite increased opposition to the USA Patriot Act (Baltimore, Maryland, is the latest city to pass a resolution denouncing the act), the U.
As noted above, the Section urges FinCEN to be sensitive to the costs of imposing Section 352 AML requirements on the commercial real estate industry Section 352 of the USA Patriot Act requires the establishment of an AML program, including, at a minimum, the following:
This article briefly examines FISA and the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act upon it.
Ashcroft, it was only passage of the USA Patriot Act that finally permitted the Justice Department to act.
Abernathy and his staff are responsible for implementing the federal terrorism backstop program and the anti-money-laundering USA PATRIOT Act.