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- 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
- 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)
- Caroline Fredrickson director of the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union
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