Referred to as the best source for a truly fair and balanced debate on the USA PATRIOT Act, this book summarizes the provisions of the Act that are due to expire at the end of 2005 as well as several other issues that are likely to be part of the renewal debate. Gathering some of the brightest minds in national security and privacy laws, (21 authors) this book provides a series of point and counter-point essay exchanges devoted to civil and informed debate on these provisions. Stuart Taylor of the National Journal calls the book the best imaginable introduction to the PATRIOT Act. It explains the more important and contentious provisions and juxtaposes the best arguments for and against them, presented by opposing experts in a readable and civil fashion. The book focuses attention on the sometimes difficult tradeoffs between liberty and security that Congress should weigh in the balance as it considers possible amendments.

Patriot Debates