Domestic Surveillance, Pro and Con

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The White House is organizing a series of public events to explain why domestic wire-tapping is necessary in the fight against terrorism. What are the arguments for and against government eavesdropping on American citizens?


David Savage, legal correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

David Cole, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center; author of Terrorism and the Constitution: Sacrificing Civil Liberties in the name of National Security.

Robert Turner, co-founder and associate director of the Center for National Security Law at the University of Virginia.



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