Guide to Elected Officials
Civil Liberties Resources
Balancing Civil Liberties and National Security
Fayetteville Public Library
7:00pm October 20, 2004
Disclaimer. These links are meant as resources for further study. They include links to League of Women Voters resources and to federal legislation. In addition, links to sites, articles, and reports with varying points of view and interpretations are provided. Except for League materials, the League of Women Voters of Washington Co. (LWVWC) does not endorse the sites to which it links. Each person needs to evaluate each site for herself or himself. The LWVWC is not responsible for the sites to which it links.
League of Women Voters Resources
Where We Stand: Citizen's Rights
Get Involved: Update: Civil Liberties and 9/11 Legislation
Get Involved: Civil Liberties
Creating a Just Society: Civil Liberties
Get the News: Support the SAFE Act, S.1709, Feb. 26, 2004
Get the News: Civil Liberties and the Patriot Act, Sept. 25, 2003
Get the News: Civil Liberties are Cornerstone of American Values, Sept. 11, 2003
Get the News: Civil Liberties and National Security, July 10, 2003
Liberty Circles Tool Kit
Civil Liberties Organizing Materials (member passworded)
Sample Candidate Questions (member passworded)
USA Patriot Act
USA Patriot Act. Became Public Law No. 107-56 on Oct. 26, 2001. Text, Congressional hearings and reports, Congressional debate. Also known as Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001.
U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ):
USA Patriot Act: Preserving Life & Liberty
DOJ: Report from the Field: the USA Patriot Act at Work (July, 2004)
DOJ web: Q & A on the USA Patriot Act (Morford, East. District of Michigan, 2004)
U.S. Dept. of Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Center USA Patriot Act Information
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report: USA Patriot Act Sunset: A Sketch (updated June 10, 2004)
CRS Report: USA Patriot Act Sunset: Provisions that Expire on December 31, 2005 (updated June 10, 2004)
CRS Report: The USA Patriot Act: A Sketch (April 18, 2002)
CRS Report: The USA Patriot Act: A Legal Analysis (April 15, 2002))
CRS Report: Terrorism: Section by Section Analysis of the USA Patriot Act (updated December 10, 2001)
Article: A Look at the USA PATRIOT Act Today (Sandwell-Weiss, AALL Spectrum, 2004)
Article: Protecting the Lady from Toledo: Post-USA PATRIOT Act Electronic Surveillance at the Library (Mart, Law Library Journal, 2004)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):
USA Patriot Act
American Library Association (ALA): USA Patriot Act
American Association of Law Libraries(AALL): Resolution on the USA PATRIOT Act and Related Measures That Infringe on the Rights of Library Users
AALL, ALA, et al. Teleconference: Safeguarding Our Patrons' Privacy: What Every Librarian Needs to Know About the USA PATRIOT Act & Related Anti-Terrorism Measures (Dec. 11, 2002)
BeSpacific.com: USA Patriot Act
Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT):
USA Patriot Act
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF): The USA PATRIOT Act
Proposed amendments to limit the Patriot Act: Security and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act of 2003: S. 1709 and Security and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act of 2003: H.R. 3352. See Table 2 Sandwell-Weiss article above for some other proposed amendments which would limit the USA Patriot Act.
CRS Report: Analysis of S. 1709, 108th Congress: the Security and Freedom Ensured Act of 2003 (SAFE Act) (Feb. 19, 2004).
"Patriot Act II"
Article: Patriot Act Redux (ABC, Lumpkin, February 21, 2003)
Center for Public Integrity: Patriot Act II Draft (posted Feb. 7, 2003)
Now with Bill Moyers: Patriot Act II (Feb. 7, 2003)
American Conservative Union (ACU) Public Memorandum on Patriot Act II (Feb. 26, 2003)
ACLU Report: Interested Persons Memo: Section-by-Section Analysis of Justice Department draft “Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003,” also known as “PATRIOT Act II” (Feb. 23, 2003)
CDT: Patriot II
Proposed legislation incorporating some sections of Patriot Act II: 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act: H.R. 10 and Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Tools Improvement Act of 2003: H.R. 3179. See also Table 1 of the Sandwell-Weiss article above for some other bills with parts of Patriot II.
Homeland Security Act
Homeland Security Act of 2002. Became Public Law No. 107-296 on Nov. 25, 2002.
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
White House: Homeland Security
U.S. Dept. of Defense: Homeland Defense
Library of Congress: Legislation Related to the Attack of Sept. 11, 2001
CRS Report: Homeland Security Act of 2002:
Critical Infrastructure Information Act (CRS, Stevens, February 28, 2003)
CRS Report: “Sensitive But Unclassified” and Other Federal Security Controls on Scientific and Technical Information: History and Current Controversy (updated Feb. 20, 2004). Covers several acts including the Homeland Security Act and the USA Patriot Act.
CRS Reports on Homeland Security (via FAS)
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Reports on Homeland Security
CDT: Homeland Security Materials
Data Mining and Total Information Awareness (TIA)
GAO Report: Data Mining: Federal Efforts Cover a Wide Range of Uses (May 2004)
Technology and Privacy Advisory Group (TAPAC): Safeguarding Privacy in the Fight Against Terrorism: The Report of the Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee (TAPAC) (March, 2004). Report on Government Data Mining including TIA. TAPAC was appointed by Sec. of Defense Rumsfeld.
CRS Report: Privacy: Total Information Awareness Programs and Related Information Access, Collection, and Protection Laws (updated March 21, 2003)
Article: The Short Life, Public Execution and (Secret) Resurrection of Total Information Awareness
LWV: Civil Liberties: Links & Resources
Bill of Rights Defense Committee
ALA: Civil Liberties, Intellectual Freedom, and Privacy
BeSpacific.com: Civil Liberties News
DOJ: Civil Rights & Liberties Violations
Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet (Library of Congress). Text and summaries of bills and laws. Congressional reports and hearings.