BILL OF RIGHTS
Housed at the National Archives, the amendments ratified December 15, 1791, form what is known as the "Bill of Rights."
Download Public Law 110-53, "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007" Outline: Download Section 803 of Public Law 110-53, "Implementing Recommendations of the 9-11 Commissions Act of 2007"
9/11 Commission Recommendations, Public Law 110-53, "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007":
- Civil liberties are fundamental rights and freedoms protected by the Constitution of the United States.
- The Department of Defense will protect the civil liberties of its personnel and the public to the greatest extent possible, consistent with its operational requirements.
- The Department of Defense will appropriately consider civil liberties in the review, development, and implementation of new or existing laws, regulations, policies, and initiatives related to homeland defense, intelligence collection, and law enforcement activities.
- No information shall be maintained on how an individual exercises rights protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, including the freedoms of speech, assembly, press and religion, except as follows:
- When specifically authorized by statute
- When expressly authorized by the individual, group of individuals, or association on whom the record is maintained
- When the record is pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement, intelligence collection, or counterintelligence activity.