A draft proposal leaked from the Justice Department would expand many of the provisions of the 2001 Patriot Act. Two experts talk with Diane about the proposal and what it would mean for the war on terrorism, homeland security, civil liberties, and more.

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  • Bruce Fein former associate deputy attorney general, Republican counsel during the Iran-contra hearings, and founding partner with the Lichfield Group
  • David Cole professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and author of "The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable". Previous books include "Less Safe, Less Free," and "Terrorism and the Constitution."

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