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USA "PATRIOT" Act, vs Amendment 4

NCamero (35481) writes | more than 10 years ago

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From:
http://www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/hr3162.html

H.R. 3162, the USA "PATRIOT" Act, gives the President power directly violating the consitution.

From:
http://www.epic.org/privacy/terrorism/hr3162.html

H.R. 3162, the USA "PATRIOT" Act, gives the President power directly violating the consitution.

SEC. 106. PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY.
"(C) when the United States is engaged in armed hostilities or has been attacked by a foreign country or foreign nationals, confiscate any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, of any foreign person, foreign organization, or foreign country that he determines has planned, authorized, aided, or engaged in such hostilities or attacks against the United States; and all right, title, and interest in any property so confiscated shall vest, when, as, and upon the terms directed by the President, in such agency or person as the President may designate from time to time, and upon such terms and conditions as the President may prescribe, such interest or property shall be held, used, administered, liquidated, sold, or otherwise dealt with in the interest of and for the benefit of the United States, and such designated agency or person may perform any and all acts incident to the accomplishment or furtherance of these purposes."

From
http://home.earthlink.net/~chris-gore/US-Constitution.html
Amendment IV (1791)

  "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

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