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

  • Sen. Arlen Specter U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • 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

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Readers Review: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving

Wednesday, Oct 29 2014For our October Readers’ Review: a novella that became an instant classic when it was written nearly two centuries ago. It is the ghostly tale of a lanky loner and a headless horseman. Some even call it the first American horror story. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving.

Campaign Spending On State Judicial Elections

Wednesday, Oct 29 2014Campaign spending has reached new heights in some state judicial elections. Please join us to talk about the growing need to raise and spend money in judicial elections and how this spending may affect judicial integrity and public confidence.