Judge Picked for Homeland Post Appellate Judge Michael Chertoff's influence on post-Sept. 11 legal strategies will prompt debate as Congress considers his nomination to head the Department of Homeland Security. Chertoff played a key role in shaping the Patriot Act, seen by many critics as damaging to U.S. civil liberties. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.
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Chertoff to Face Scrutiny over Civil Liberties Stance

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Chertoff to Face Scrutiny over Civil Liberties Stance

Chertoff to Face Scrutiny over Civil Liberties Stance

Chertoff to Face Scrutiny over Civil Liberties Stance

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Appellate Judge Michael Chertoff's influence on post-Sept. 11 legal strategies will prompt debate as Congress considers his nomination to head the Department of Homeland Security. Chertoff played a key role in shaping the Patriot Act, seen by many critics as damaging to U.S. civil liberties. NPR's Pam Fessler reports.