Patriot Act

Citing Improvements to Law, ACLU Withdraws Section 215 Case

Citing Improvements to Law, ACLU Withdraws Section 215 Case

2006-10-27 00:00:00

Citing Improvements to Law, ACLU Withdraws Section 215 Case and Vows to Fight Individual Orders

DETROIT — Citing improvements to the law, the American Civil Liberties Union today withdrew a three-year-old lawsuit over Section 215 of the Patriot Act, but said it is prepared to defend individuals who receive demands for information under the provision.

Ashcroft Visit to Detroit Will Not Include Seeing the Public

Ashcroft Visit to Detroit Will Not Include Seeing the Public

2003-08-19 00:00:00

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union learned today that Attorney General John Ashcroft will only be addressing law enforcement officials on his new national tour to defend the Patriot Act and the government’s war on terrorism when he comes to Detroit on Thursday.

ACLU Files First Challenge to USA PATRIOT Act

ACLU Files First Challenge to USA PATRIOT Act

2003-07-30 00:00:00

DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union today filed the first legal challenge to the USA PATRIOT Act, taking aim at a section of the controversial law that vastly expands the power of FBI agents to secretly obtain records and personal belongings of innocent people in the United States, including citizens and permanent residents.

Summarized Highlights of Patriot II

Summarized Highlights of Patriot II

In passing the USA PATRIOT Act (PATRIOT Act I), Congress expanded the powers of the government to spy on individuals, reduce the oversight of such activities, and ultimately increase the secrecy with which the Justice Department operates. The Domestic Security Enhancement Act (PATRIOT Act II) threatens to fundamentally alter the constitutional protections that allow us as Americans to be both safe and free.

There are many egregious provisions in the bill that will affect every one of us. Among them are:

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October 27, 2006 Patriot Act
Citing Improvements to Law, ACLU Withdraws Section 215 Case and Vows to Fight Individual Orders DETROIT — Citing improvements to the law, the American Civil...
August 19, 2003 Patriot Act
DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union learned today that Attorney General John Ashcroft will only be addressing law enforcement officials on his new...
July 30, 2003 Patriot Act
DETROIT – The American Civil Liberties Union today filed the first legal challenge to the USA PATRIOT Act, taking aim at a section of the controversial law...
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