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Democrats, Justice clash on anti-terror law plans

The Bush administration and Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats are clashing over whether the Justice Department must give Congress details of internal departmental discussions about new anti-terrorism legislation. Leaked details about the proposed sequel to the USA PATRIOT Act suggest that new law enforcement powers could include expanded surveillance powers over suspected terrorists, including American citizens. If enacted, the “Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003,” as it is called, would, for example, allow the government to strip an American of citizenship if he or she “becomes a member of, or provides material support to, a group that the United States has designated as a ‘terrorist organization.’” Full Story

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