The Pros And Cons Of The USA Patriot Act

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On May 7, 2015 the Federal Court of Appeals in New York ruled that the National Security Agency's collection of American phone records in bulk is illegal. Specifically, they ruled that the practice did not fall under the scope of the USA Patriot Act, which allows wire tapping of individuals to detect and prevent terrorism. What is the USA Patriot Act? The USA Patriot Act is a 10-letter acronym for uniting and strengthening America by providing appropriate tools required to intercept and obstruct terrorism act of 2001. It was passed by Congress following the terrorist attacks of September 11 and signed into law by George W. Bush in 2001. Later when it was set to expire in 2011 Barack Obama renewed the law for another 4 years. The Patriot Act

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