In the name of national security, the Patriot Act was passed to further the "war on terrorism." In a general sense, it gives the Executive Branch broad powers to investigate possible criminal activity. More specifically it does the following:
A plethora of constitutional rights are arguably being affected by the Patriot Act and more and more advocacy groups are protesting the Act every day. The following rights are presently affected by the Patriot Act:
The Patriot Act is a challenging and highly debated new area of the law in the United States. A good constitutional lawyer can determine whether your rights have been violated by authorities using the Patriot Act as a pretense for your detention and/or imprisonment.
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