McCarran internal security act
Legislation proposed by Senator PATRICK ANTHONY MCCARRAN and enacted by Congress in 1950 that subjected alleged members of designated Communist-action organizations to regulation by the federal government.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


McCarran Internal Security Act
Legislation proposed by Senator Patrick Anthony McCarran and enacted by Congress in 1950 that subjected alleged members of designated Communist-action organizations to regulation by the federal government.

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  • McCarran Internal Security Act — The Internal Security Act of 1950, 64 Stat. 993, also known as the Subversive Activities Control Act or the McCarran Act, after Senator Pat McCarran (D Nevada), is a United States federal law of the McCarthy era. It was passed over… …   Wikipedia

  • Internal Security Act — The term Internal Security Act is often given to a piece of legislation laying down regulations that enable the executive government of a jurisdiction to preserve the internal security of the nation. In some jurisdictions, it authorizes the… …   Wikipedia

  • Internal Security Act, 1950 —    Also known as the McCarran Act or McCarran Wood Act, the Internal Security Act passed on 23 September 1950 required communist organizations and their officials to register with the attorney general and excluded members of such organizations… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • internal security acts — Federal Acts (Smith Act, 18 U.S.C.A. No.No. 2385, 2386; McCarran Act, 50 U.S.C.A. No. 781 et seq.) controlling and making illegal subversive activities of communist organizations and other groups whose purpose is to overthrow or disrupt the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • United States Senate Subcommittee on Internal Security — The Special Subcommittee to Investigate the Administration of the Internal Security Act and Other Internal Security Laws, 1951 77, more commonly known as the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee (SISS) and sometimes the McCarran Committee, was… …   Wikipedia

  • McCarran-Wood Act —    See Internal Security Act …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • McCarran, Patrick (Pat) Anthony — (1876 1954)    Born the son of Irish immigrants in Reno, Nevada, Patrick (“Pat”) McCarran attended the University of Nevada but did not complete his studies. He subsequently studied law part time while farming and was admitted to the bar 1905.… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • McCarran Act — A federal statute which permits a state to regulate and to tax foreign insurance companies which do business within the state. 15 U.S.C.A. No. 1011 et seq. See also internal security acts …   Black's law dictionary

  • Pat McCarran — Infobox Senator name = Pat McCarran jr/sr =United States Senator state=Nevada party =Democratic term start = March 4, 1933 term end = September 28, 1954 alongside = preceded = Tasker Oddie succeeded = Ernest S. Brown date of birth = birth… …   Wikipedia

  • Defense Secrets Act of 1911 — The Defense Secrets Act of 1911 was one of the first laws in the United States specifically criminializing the disclosure of government secrets. It was based in part on the British Official Secrets Act[which?] and criminalized obtaining or… …   Wikipedia

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