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Terrorism / Secret Court / Privacy Rights #708671

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 23, 2002
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: John Yang) The first public word from the secret US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court†† of the Justice Department that the FBI is violating citizens' privacy rights by sharing intelligence information with federal prosecutors examined. [Center for Democracy & Technology James DEMPSEY†- talks about material from counterspy operations.] The position of Attorney General John Ashcroft on sharing information for reasons of homeland security noted. [Senator Charles GRASSLEY - says the Constitution does not give the FBI a free hand.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Justice Department: Pierre Thomas) The Justice Department reaction to the secret court's ruling examined; details given of the government's push for latitude in intelligence gathering. [Former federal prosecutor Mark HULKOWER†- says there could be disconnects in intelligence.] [ACLU Gregory NOJEIM†- outlines how the Justice Department could invade privacy without permission.]

Jennings, Peter;
Thomas, Pierre;
Yang, John

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