Civil liberties and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
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Published by Oceana Publications in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • United States


  • National security -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
  • Civil rights -- United States.,
  • Law enforcement -- United States.,
  • Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[edited by] Donald J. Musch.
SeriesTerrorism,, 2nd ser., 14th v., Terrorism (Oceana Publications, inc.) ;, 2nd ser., 14th v.
ContributionsMusch, Donald J.
LC ClassificationsKF4850 .C58 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 464 p. ;
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3697688M
ISBN 100379215039
LC Control Number2003109185

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