Second Anniversary of the Patriot Act

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Right after Sept. 11, 2001, the Patriot Act won overwhelming support from Congress and the American public. Two years later, there is fierce debate over its future. Is the Patriot Act an essential tool in the war against terrorism or an excessive infringement on civil liberties? Join host Neal Conan and guests for a discussion.


Larry Abramson
*NPR correspondent

Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID)
*Author of bill called the SAFE (Security and Freedom Ensured) Act that limits powers of Patriot Act
*Member, Judiciary Committee

David Nahmias
*Deputy assistant attorney general, oversees counter-terrorism, at the Justice Department

John Yoo
*Visiting professor, University of Chicago Law School
*Visiting scholar, American Enterprise Institute



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