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The Resource No greater threat : America after September 11 and the rise of a national security state, by C. William Michaels

No greater threat : America after September 11 and the rise of a national security state, by C. William Michaels

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No greater threat : America after September 11 and the rise of a national security state
Title
No greater threat
Title remainder
America after September 11 and the rise of a national security state
Statement of responsibility
by C. William Michaels
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A pertinent analysis of the "USA Patriot Act," based on meticulous legal research and straight talk, points to America's ominous evolution into a national security state. "In this very important study, C.W. Michaels gives us a unique guide and commentary, based on meticulous research, to the ominous growth of the national security state. "His analysis of the 'USA PATRIOT Act' is immensely useful and a wake-up call for all Americans concerned with defending our civil liberties." Howard Zinn Author, A People's History of the United States "Congress had no time to read the USA PATRIOT Act before overwhelmingly passing it with great haste. A number of us (on the Left and Right) at the time stood up and pleaded the case for careful action, to little avail. Now, we all across the country must read and understand this statute - aided in significant part through Mr. Michaels' book - and learn the detail of other administrative actions after 9/11. Then we will be well-equipped to organize nationally and demand fixes to laws and practices that would be both constitutional and workable, rather than what we are seeing today."--Kit Gage, Director, First Amendment Foundation, Coordinator, National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom. An attorney and former law school academic explains why the USA PATRIOT Act ranks as one of the most significant pieces of legislation in many years, and examines the prospect that America (with the Congress and the Executive Branch in the lead) may be transforming itself into a national security culture. The book identifies and examines 12 common characteristics of a national security state, and discusses how those characteristics are being fulfilled today (in some instances, in an accelerated manner), and provides a meticulous description of each of the ten parts of the PATRIOT Act (so often discussed, so seldom explained). The Act grants broad powers to Federal investigators in surveillance, intelligence, prosecution, and inter-agency information sharing; and most of its provisions are permanent. C. William Michaels, Esq., is an attorney and writer living in the Baltimore area. Mr. Michaels has been involved in social issues and organizations for more than 30 years; he held a full-time position as Justice and Peace Coordinator with the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore (1982 to 1986). He has worked as a journalist and newspaper editor, and wrote, hosted, and organized a weekly half-hour radio program, New Earth Radio (1989 to 1991) and a weekly cable-access television program, WorldViews (1994 to 1996). He taught law at the University of Baltimore. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, Mr. Michaels conducts an appellate law practice
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Michaels, C. William
Dewey number
363.3/2/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4850
LC item number
.M53 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States.
  • National security
  • Terrorism
  • Civil rights
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Civil rights
  • National security
  • Terrorism
  • United States
Label
No greater threat : America after September 11 and the rise of a national security state, by C. William Michaels
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; A Word from the Author; A Word About This 2005 Update; Part I: A New Reality, A Picture Coming Into View; Introduction; Some Historical Antecedents; The "National Security State"; Some Notable Historical Attacks on Civil Liberties; Commentary at the Close of 2004; Appendix 1-A; Appendix 1-B; Part II: The USA PATRIOT ACT -- Titles I Through III; A Giant Step -- But in What Direction?; The Challenge to the Federal Courts, An Overview of the Act, "Terrorism"; Some Misconceptions; TITLE I: Enhancing Domestic Security Against Terrorism; TITLE II: Enhanced Surveillance Procedures
  • TITLE III: International Money LaunderingComment at Close of 2004; Appendix 2-A; Appendix 2-B; Appendix 2-C; Part III: The USA PATRIOT ACT -- Titles IV Through VI; TITLE IV: Protecting the Border; TITLE V: Removing Obstacles to Investigating Terrorism; TITLE VI: Providing for Victims of Terrorism, Public Safety Officers, and Their Families; Comment at Close of 2004; Justice Department Implementation of Title IV (and ISIS); Special Registration Program and "Absconder Initiatives"; SEVIS Program; US-VISIT Program (and NSEERS); No-Fly Lists, "Secure Flight" (CAPPS II) and "Registered Traveler."
  • Appendix 3-AAppendix 3-B; Part IV: The USA PATRIOT ACT -- Titles VII Through X; TITLE VII: Increased Information Sharing for Critical Infra structure Protection; TITLE VIII: Strengthening the Criminal Laws Against Terrorism; TITLE IX: Improved Intelligence; TITLE X: Miscellaneous; Comment at Close of 2004; Justice Department and Titles VIII through X; Selected PATRIOT Act related investigations, arrests, and convictions; Court cases on the PATRIOT Act; Administration and Justice Department Activities to promote the PATRIOT Act; Selected Legislation in Congress on the PATRIOT Act
  • Continued response to the PATRIOT Act in towns, municipalities, cities, and statesTable 1. Deadlines Under the Patriot Act; Table 2. Act Appropriations and Authorizations; Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (Proposed); Overview of Statute and Summary of Key Sections; Title I: Enhancing National Security Authorities; Subtitle A: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments; Subtitle B: Enhancement of Law Enforcement Investigative Tools; Title II: Protecting National Security Information; Title III: Enhancing Investigations Of Terrorist Plots
  • Subtitle A: Terrorism Identification DatabaseSubtitle B: Facilitating Information Sharing and Cooperation; Subtitle C: Facilitating International Terrorism Investigations; Title IV: Enhancing Prosecution And Prevention Of Terrorist Crimes; Subtitle A: Increased Penalties and Protections Against Terrorist Acts; Subtitle B: Incapacitating Terrorism Financing; Title V: Enhancing Immigration And Border Security; Part V: The First Six Elements of a National Security State; 1. Visible Increase In Uniformed Security Personnel; Comment at Close of 2004
Control code
50676582
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 337, 6 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780875861975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50676582
Label
No greater threat : America after September 11 and the rise of a national security state, by C. William Michaels
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-337) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; A Word from the Author; A Word About This 2005 Update; Part I: A New Reality, A Picture Coming Into View; Introduction; Some Historical Antecedents; The "National Security State"; Some Notable Historical Attacks on Civil Liberties; Commentary at the Close of 2004; Appendix 1-A; Appendix 1-B; Part II: The USA PATRIOT ACT -- Titles I Through III; A Giant Step -- But in What Direction?; The Challenge to the Federal Courts, An Overview of the Act, "Terrorism"; Some Misconceptions; TITLE I: Enhancing Domestic Security Against Terrorism; TITLE II: Enhanced Surveillance Procedures
  • TITLE III: International Money LaunderingComment at Close of 2004; Appendix 2-A; Appendix 2-B; Appendix 2-C; Part III: The USA PATRIOT ACT -- Titles IV Through VI; TITLE IV: Protecting the Border; TITLE V: Removing Obstacles to Investigating Terrorism; TITLE VI: Providing for Victims of Terrorism, Public Safety Officers, and Their Families; Comment at Close of 2004; Justice Department Implementation of Title IV (and ISIS); Special Registration Program and "Absconder Initiatives"; SEVIS Program; US-VISIT Program (and NSEERS); No-Fly Lists, "Secure Flight" (CAPPS II) and "Registered Traveler."
  • Appendix 3-AAppendix 3-B; Part IV: The USA PATRIOT ACT -- Titles VII Through X; TITLE VII: Increased Information Sharing for Critical Infra structure Protection; TITLE VIII: Strengthening the Criminal Laws Against Terrorism; TITLE IX: Improved Intelligence; TITLE X: Miscellaneous; Comment at Close of 2004; Justice Department and Titles VIII through X; Selected PATRIOT Act related investigations, arrests, and convictions; Court cases on the PATRIOT Act; Administration and Justice Department Activities to promote the PATRIOT Act; Selected Legislation in Congress on the PATRIOT Act
  • Continued response to the PATRIOT Act in towns, municipalities, cities, and statesTable 1. Deadlines Under the Patriot Act; Table 2. Act Appropriations and Authorizations; Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (Proposed); Overview of Statute and Summary of Key Sections; Title I: Enhancing National Security Authorities; Subtitle A: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments; Subtitle B: Enhancement of Law Enforcement Investigative Tools; Title II: Protecting National Security Information; Title III: Enhancing Investigations Of Terrorist Plots
  • Subtitle A: Terrorism Identification DatabaseSubtitle B: Facilitating Information Sharing and Cooperation; Subtitle C: Facilitating International Terrorism Investigations; Title IV: Enhancing Prosecution And Prevention Of Terrorist Crimes; Subtitle A: Increased Penalties and Protections Against Terrorist Acts; Subtitle B: Incapacitating Terrorism Financing; Title V: Enhancing Immigration And Border Security; Part V: The First Six Elements of a National Security State; 1. Visible Increase In Uniformed Security Personnel; Comment at Close of 2004
Control code
50676582
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 337, 6 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780875861975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50676582

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