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Human Rights Groups: Law Misused in Fight Against Terrorism

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Human Rights Groups: Law Misused in Fight Against Terrorism

Human Rights Groups: Law Misused in Fight Against Terrorism

Human Rights Groups: Law Misused in Fight Against Terrorism

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One of the tools the Justice Department has used to fight terrorism domestically is the "Material Witness Law." A new study by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch concludes that the government has misused the law to detain innocent people for extended periods of time.