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Revised Patriot Act Takes Aim At Antitrust Criminals, Too

Law360 (May 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- When Congress enacted the controversial USA Patriot Act in the wake of September 11, public debate turned on defining the balance between public safety and invasion of privacy. But President George W. Bush’s recent renewal of the Act includes a new provision meant to crack down on, of all things, antitrust violations—sparking a fresh debate among competition experts as to the political and legal efficacy of the law.

The changes to Section 113 of the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act, approved by Congress and signed...
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