Domestic Wiretapping

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737739589
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/6/2008
  • Series: Current Controversies
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 246
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     11
Introduction     14
Are the Wiretapping Provisions of the Patriot Act Necessary?
Chapter Preface     19
Yes: These Provisions Are Needed to Prevent Terrorism
Investigators Need to Use the Same Tools Against Terrorists as Against Other Criminals   George W. Bush     22
The Patriot Act Gives Investigators Tools for Fighting in the 21st Century   Alberto Gonzales     31
The Patriot Act Extends Existing Wiretap Powers to Investigation of Terrorism   Michael Sullivan     41
Tracking Phone Calls Allows Investigators to Link Conspirators   Mary Beth Buchanan     47
The Patriot Act Was Crucial in Preventing a Potential Attack   Terence P. Jeffrey     53
No: These Provisions Violate the Rights of Law-Abiding Americans
The Patriot Act Does Not Contain Enough Safeguards Against Mistakes   Bob Barr     63
The Patriot Act Should Be Amended to Respect Fourth Amendment Rights   Anita Ramasastry     73
Roving Wiretaps Should Have Sensible Privacy Safeguards   Gregory T. Nojeim   Timothy H. Edgar     79
Was National Security Agency (NSA) Wiretapping Without Warrants Legal?
Chapter Preface     86
Yes: The President Had Legal Authority for the NSA Wiretapping
Presidents Can Order Wiretapping for ForeignIntelligence Purposes   John Schmidt     88
Claims Made by Opponents of the NSA Wiretapping Program Are Untrue$dU.S. Department of Justice     92
Congress Cannot Limit a President's Constitutional Powers   Andrew C. McCarthy     99
The NSA Wiretapping Ordered by the President Was Not Unconstitutional$dWall Street Journal     110
No: Wiretapping Without Obtaining a Warrant Is Against the Law
The President of the United States Has Broken the Law   Russ Feingold     113
Wiretapping Without Warrants Was Not Authorized by Congress   Patrick Leahy     123
Arguments for the Legality of the NSA Spying Program Are Myths   David Cole     129
Illegal NSA Spying Takes Resources Away from Critical Investigations   Ira Winkler     133
Should the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Be Modernized?
Overview: Congress Is Debating Whether to Make Permanent Changes to the FISA   Tom A. Peter     141
Yes: The FISA Must Be Updated to Deal with International Terrorism
The Best Way to End the Debate about NSA Wiretapping is to Amend the FISA   Richard A. Posner     145
The FISA Is Not Compatible with Technological Change   Kenneth L. Wainstein     152
The FISA Is Not Adequate to Meet the Current Threat   K. A. Taipale      161
No: Expanding the FISA Would Restrict the Rights of Americans
The Proposed Amendment to the FISA Would Pardon Telecommunications Companies that Broke the Law   Caroline Frederickson     172
The Proposed Amendment to the FISA Would Deprive Americans of the Right to Communicate Privately   Kevin S. Bankston     181
New Technologies Demand Stronger, Not Weaker, Privacy Protection   James X. Dempsey     189
How Are New Technologies Affecting Domestic Wiretapping?
Chapter Preface     202
The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) Modernizes Wiretapping   Leslie Ellis     204
Wiretapping Could Stifle Internet Phone Technology   Dean Takahashi     210
Can the Government Track Cell Phones Without Showing Probable Cause?   Scott Cameron     214
The NSA Is Using Unperfected Technology in Domestic Surveillance   Shane Harris     219
Organizations to Contact     228
Bibliography     233
Index     239
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