Justice Department National Security Efforts

Attorney General Mukasey talked about the need to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA regulates the when the… read more

Attorney General Mukasey talked about the need to modernize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA regulates the when the government must obtain a court order in order to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance. He said that FISA was passed in 1978 and needed to be modified to include modern technology, specifically cell phones and the Internet. He also talked about the delay that occurred when the government used the courts to gain a warrant. He talked about the Protect America Act of 2007. close

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  • Spaulding, Suzanne E. Chair American Bar Association->Standing Committee on Law and National Security, Advisory
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Justice Department National Security Efforts

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Program ID:
203137-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 19, 2007
Last Aired:
Dec 22, 2007

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  • Dec 19, 2007 | 10:28pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 20, 2007 | 6:34am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 20, 2007 | 1:20pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 22, 2007 | 11:10am EST | C-SPAN 1
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