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New Search Law May Provoke Fourth Amendment Challenge

Monday, October 29, 2001

The anti-terrorism package contains a provision expanding the authority of federal law enforcement officers to conduct covert searches. Unlike other provisions broadening law enforcement power, this one does not have a "sunset" or time limit attached that would allow the lawmakers to revisit its necessity at a later date. And, the sneak-and-peek language is not restricted to terrorism investigations.

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