Chapter e57

Homeland Security

Rahul Bhaskar, Ph.D.,    California State University

Bhushan Kapoor,    California State University

1 Statutory Authorities

Here we discuss the important homeland security-related laws passed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. These laws are listed in Figure e57.1.

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Figure e57.1Laws passed in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (PL 107-56)

Just 45 days after the September 11 attacks, Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (also known as the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001). This ...

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