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The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001: Criminal Procedure Sections

November 1, 2001

Kent S. Scheidegger, Charles Hobson, Maritza Meskan, Kannon K. Shanmugam, Stephen Henderson

The antiterrorism bill recently enacted by Congress makes a number of significant changes to criminal procedure and related topics. This paper describes some of these changes and discusses some of the legal implications. Many of the most important changes relate to the laws on wiretapping and surveillance. These sections are the subject of a separate paper.

The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001: Criminal Procedure Sections  


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