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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Detroit [Mich.] : Greenhaven Press, ©2008
|Material Type:||Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780737739589 9780737739596 0737739584 0737739592|
|Description:||246 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Are the wiretapping provisions of the Patriot Act necessary? Yes, these provisions are needed to prevent terrorism. Investigators need to use the same tools against terrorists as against other criminals / George W. Bush ; The Patriot Act gives investigators tools for fighting in the 21st century / Alberto Gonzalez ; The Patriot Act extends existing wiretap powers to investigation of terrorism / Michael Sullivan ; Tracking phone calls allows investigators to link conspirators / Mary Beth Buchanan ; The Patriot Act was crucial in preventing a potential attack / Terence P. Jeffrey --
No, these provisions violate the rights of law-abiding Americans. The Patriot Act does not contain enough safeguards against mistakes / Bob Barr ; The Patriot Act should be amended to respect Fourth Amendment rights / Anita Ramasastry ; Roving wiretaps should have sensible privacy safeguard / Gregory T. Nojeim and Timothy H. Edgar --
Was National Security Agency (NSA) wiretapping without warrants legal? Yes, the President had legal authority for the NSA wiretapping. Presidents can order wiretapping for foreign intelligence purposes / John Schmidt ; Claims made by opponents of the NSA wiretapping program are untrue / U.S. Deoartment of Justice ; Congress cannot limit a President's constitutional powers / Andrew C. McCarthy ; The NSA wiretapping ordered by the President was not unconstitutional / Wall Street Journal --
No, wiretapping without obtaining a warrant is against the law. The President of the United States has broken the law / Russ Feingold ; Wiretapping without warrants was not authorized by Congress / Patrick Leahy ; Arguments for the legality of the NSA spying program are myths / David Cole ; Illegal NSA spying takes resources away from critical investigations / Ira Winkler --
Should the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) be modernized? Yes, the FISA must be updated to deal with international terrorism. The best way to end the debate about NSA wiretapping is to amend the FISA / Richard A. Posner ; The FISA is not compatible with technological change / Kenneth L. Wainstein ; The FISA is not adequate to meet the current threat / K.A. Taipale --
No, expanding the FISA would restrict the rights of Americans. The proposed amendment to the FISA would pardon telecommunications companies that broke the law / Caroline Frederickson ; The proposed amendment to the FISA would deprive Americans of the right to communicate privately / Kevin S. Bankston ; New technologies demand stringer, not weaker, privacy protection / James X. Dempsey --
How are new technologies affecting domestic wiretapping? The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) modernizes wiretapping / Leslie Ellis ; Wiretapping could stifle Internet phone technology / Dean Takahashi ; Can the government track cell phones without showing probable cause? / Scott Cameron ; The NSA is using unperfected technology in domestic surveillance / Shane Harris.
|Series Title:||Current controversies.|
|Responsibility:||Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.|
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