ABSTRACT

U.S. Department of Justice Report on USA Patriot Act Implementation   [open pdf - 566KB]

Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act added the current version of 50 U.S.C. § 1861 to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). In order to obtain business records, section 1861(b)(2) requires the Department to demonstrate to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) that the records are sought "for an investigation to obtain foreign intelligence information not concerning a United States person or to protect against international terrorism or clandestine intelligence activities, provided that such investigation of a United States person is not conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution." The Guidelines do not impose a probable cause requirement over and above the requirements Congress set forth in the statute.

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2003-05-13
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