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Elements of New U.S. Anti-Terrorism Bill

Anonymous Comrade writes: "Here's summary of the anti-terrorism bill that has been agreed upon by the
Judiciary Committee:

Detention of Illegal Aliens:
Immigration officials would be able to detain suspected terrorists up to
seven days before charging them with a crime or a violation of
immigration law. The administration had asked to be able to detain
suspected terrorists indefinitely.

Roving Wiretaps:
Law enforcement officials would be able to obtain a court order to
wiretap the telephone of a specific suspect rather than just a specific
telephone, eliminating the need to get new wiretap authority each time a
suspect changes telephones.

Statue of limitations:
For the most serious terrorist offenses, there would no longer be a
statue of limitations. Currently, the statue of limitations for many
terrorist offenses is five to eight years.

Electronic Surveillance:
Law enforcement officials would be able to get the addresses of e-mail
messages sent and received by suspected terrorists without a search
warrant, as they can now obtain telephone numbers called by suspects
without a search warrant.

Foreign Intelligence:
Law enforcement officials seeking a court order for electronic
surveillance of terrorists overseas would have to show that the
collection of foreign intelligence information was "a significant
purpose" of the investigation. Currently, they must show that it is the
"sole or primary purpose" of the investigation. The Bush adminstration
had favored a less rigorous standard.

cryptome.org has posted the Senate version of the Provide Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism
(PATRIOT) Act of 2001