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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Evans, Comment, Hijacking Civil Liberties: The USA Patriot Act of 2001, 33 LOY.
Section 5318A added by Section 311(a) of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 [Pub.L.
Although the USA Patriot Act of 2001 contained several provisions that implicated the protection of civil liberties, (14) there was little initial opposition to the legislation.
(11.) Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism, USA Patriot Act of 2001, Pub.
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The United States also used the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended by provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, to confiscate the property of the former Iraqi regime under U.S.
Officially entitled the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (DSEA), the legislation has been dubbed "Patriot Act U" by opponents, since it appears to be a follow-up punch to the USA Patriot Act of 2001, passed in the wake of 9-11.
Their goal is to implement the victim assistance provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 and other laws, and to outline the authority of the Office for Victims of Crime to compensate victims of terrorism and mass violence.
In accordance with the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, Branch Banking & Trust makes a periodic certification regarding correspondent accounts established for foreign banks.