Secret FISA Court Goes Public

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September 11 changed many things, but not the Constitution. Even critics agree with the Bush administration that the war on terror requires a heightened degree of secrecy. But how much is too much? An appellate court has ruled that the Justice Department violated the First Amendment, and even the ultra-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court has publicly stated that Ashcroft is going too far, especially in light of past lies by the FBI. We more about the FISA court, and examine the need for secrecy and its Constitutional limits, with George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, and former representatives of the National Commission on Terrorism, National Security Agency and FBI.
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Prince Bandar, Saudi Ambassador to the US

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978

Department of Justice

US Patriot Act (HR 3162)



Warren Olney