FISA

FISA

The Senate considers major revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would expand government powers while adding certain privacy safeguards. A look at the debate over authorizing broader warrants and immunity for Telecom...

The Senate considers major revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that would expand government powers while adding certain privacy safeguards. A look at the debate over authorizing broader warrants and immunity for Telecom companies.

Guests

Caroline Fredrickson

director of the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union

Patrick Philbin

former associate deputy attorney general (2003-2005) who oversaw Justice Department national security functions including electronic surveillance applications under the FISA statute; former deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel (2001-2003)

Suzanne Spaulding

served as executive director of the congressionally-mandated National Commission on Terrorism; former minority staff director for House intelligence committee; former assistant general counsel at the CIA

Sen. Arlen Specter

U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee

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