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Legislation Expands Government Surveillance Power

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Legislation Expands Government Surveillance Power

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President Bush has approved an overhaul of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The legislation increases the government's ability to monitor international telephone and email correspondence of American citizens without first obtaining a search warrant. Critics say the law violates constitutional privacy guarantees.

Shane Harris, intelligence correspondent, National Journal

Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA), voted in favor of the new FISA law

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), member of the House Intelligence Committee, voted against the new FISA law

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