There are two significant pieces of legislation that impact maritime security in the United States. These include the Maritime Transportation Security Act 2002 and the S.A.F.E. Port Act of 2006.
For this assignment, you are to conduct a graduate level Legislative Critique of these two pieces of legislation. To do this critique, perform the following steps:
1. Obtain a copy of the piece of legislation to be examined (MTSA and S.A.F.E. Port Act of 2006).
2. Collect and analyze news media reports on the legislation. Compare and contrast
3. Collect and analyze any other critiques of the legislation. (i.e. Think tanks, academics, etc.) Compare and contrast
4. Collect and analyze available witness testimony with regard to the legislation. Compare and contrast
To compose a legislative critique, which in this case is a compare and contrast essay, students should compose an analysis based upon the following points:
Length: NO MORE THAN 4-6 pages double spaced, 1″ margins, 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font left justified format. Do not exceed the published number. You must write with word economy!
Citations/References: You must use APA parenthetical style for this assignment. Provide 5-8 quality references as support.