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dragnet

1. a heavy or weighted net used to scour the bottom of a pond, river, etc., as when searching for something
2. any system of coordinated efforts by police forces to track down wanted persons

Dragnet

radio show in which justice is always served. [Radio: Buxton, 73]
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Dragnet cases are considered here under three categories: (11) those decided by the Supreme Court during Chief Justice Warren's tenure, those decided by the Supreme Court and by lower courts during the post-Warren era, and recent or proposed manifestations of dragnets that have yet to lead to significant litigation.
This dragnet program also apparently violated the Stored Communications Act.
Set up in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie in the French Vendee, where fishermen have many boats plying the waters for anchovy, the dragnet has been modified to be used by just one trawler, in order to respect the normal working conditions of Mediterranean fishermen, explains Didier Sangouard, from the Geocean company, which is responsible for adapting the trawl to the needs of the local fishing fleet.
For example, a person voluntarily providing genetic material during the course of a DNA dragnet could consent specifically to have his DNA used in that investigation, but could refuse consent to be included in a DNA database once the investigation at hand is complete.
In the Justice Department's reply to the suit in early January, it disclosed that of some 725 people detained on immigration charges during the post-September 11 dragnet, many were held for a week or more without any charges being brought against them.
Conference of Mayors on October 26--the day that the legislation was signed--that FBI and Justice Department officials would use the new anti-terrorism bill to broaden the dragnet to catch suspected terrorists and their associates.
China's squid fishing in the northern Pacific and the Sea of Japan will be reduced by 7,500 tons from this year to 52,546 tons, while 10,000 tons of dragnet fishing for China has been approved, the same amount as this year, in the East China Sea.
Every two-bit local wannabe G-man joined the dragnet, searching out and identifying "communist spies.
The UK-based e-business systems provider Dragnet E-Business Ltd and Goodwood Computers Ltd, a supplier of human resource (HR) software, have formed a partnership.
A new study by UK-based Dragnet E-Business has found that 71% of Britain's small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) want to control and update their web site in-house rather than having to rely on external web developers.
UK-based Dragnet E-Business Ltd has introduced a new add-on integration system for Macromedia's Dreamweaver web authoring package.
Four patrol boats and two aircraft were mobilized on Wednesday to search for the six who went missing Saturday night when the 66-ton dragnet fishing boat Kashima Maru No.