[Clips] Land Mine in Patriot Act Provision

Jay Goodman Tamboli jay at tamboli.cx
Mon Feb 13 13:51:00 PST 2006

On 2006.02.13, at 16:37, Gregory Hicks wrote:

> The big change here is that the SecreT Service UD is moved from the
> Treasury Department to the Department of Homeland Defense...   
> except as
> designated by the Prez... when it moves to SecState...

3 USC 202 (http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode03/ 
usc_sec_03_00000202----000-.html) already has the SSUD under DHS. The  
powers to carry firearms, make arrests, and "perform other duties"  
are not currently given explicitly, but I'd assume they're  
encompassed under "privileges and powers similar to those of the  
members of the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia,"  
unless Congress is planning to disarm the Metropolian Police sometime  


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