The Administration's Broad New Wiretapping Powers

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After months of quiet negotiations, Democrats and the Bush White house reportedly were close to a deal on the controversy between electronic surveillance of terrorists and the privacy rights of innocent Americans. Then—just as Congress was about to adjourn—the White House made new demands. Despite Democratic majorities, both houses passed legislation Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls “unacceptable.”

Credits

Guests:
Jack Balkin - Professor of Constitutional Law at Yale Law School, Robert Turner - University of Virginia Law School - @UVALaw, Marc Rotenberg - Electronic Privacy Information Center, Kevin Drum - Writer, Mother Jones

Host:
Warren Olney

Producer:
Karen Radziner