The Patriot Act, passed quickly in the weeks after September 11, gives federal agents expanded powers to investigate and prosecute terrorists. However, the law has come under heavy criticism from civil liberties groups, who say it undermines privacy and the Fourth Amendment. This volume examines the controversies surrounding the law and how it has been implemented.
"This set of titles is a good source of information about the horrifying and heroic events of September 11, 2001. Detailed factual information in understandable language explains the complicated goals that motivated the 9/11 terrorist attacks, while personal accounts touch readers' emotions... Readers who want a full picture of these world-altering events, as well as those who just need a concise reference for class assignments, would find these volumes useful."
-- Library Media Connection (January 2003)
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