The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 enhances powers of both domestic law enforcement and international intelligence agencies to deter and punish terrorism. In May, Congressional leaders reached a deal to extend the Patriot Act another four years with no changes to some controversial sections of the law, which allow investigators to get “roving wiretap” court orders to help them track terrorism suspects who switch phone numbers; and to get orders allowing them to seize “any tangible things” relevant to a security investigation, like the customer records of a business. These sections have been controversial due to concerns about civil liberties.
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