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Scalia's New Police Professionalism: Two Counter-Memes

Al-Kidd v. Ashcroft and Material Witness Warrants

There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the history, purpose, and actual law of the material witness statute, 18 U.S.C. 3144.  In 2005, the Congressional Research Service published a characteristically helpful summary of the material witness statute: "Arrest and Detention of Material Witnesses:Federal Law In Brief and Section 12 of the USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3199)."  I found a copy and have uploaded it here