Security and Freedom Ensured Act
The Security and Freedom Enhancement (SAFE) Act is legislation proposed by Senators Larry Craig (R-ID), John E. Sununu (R-NH) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) which would add checks and balances to the USA PATRIOT Act. This legislation, which was introduced in the House on April 6, 2005, would curtail some powers of the USA PATRIOT Act by requiring court reviews and reporting requirements.
This legislation was introduced to provide an alternative to the USA PATRIOT Act that some felt was too overreaching in its effort to fight terrorism.
Some groups, such as the Heritage Foundation, condemned the SAFE Act for threatening the safety of Americans. Others, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation, praised the legislation for protecting civil liberties.
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