CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The new Justice Department proposal to expand the Patriot Act, which has raised questions, examined; details given from the draft proposal for the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003, including secret arrests, broader surveillance power & the establishment of a national DNA database. [Attorney General John ASHCROFT - refuses discussion.] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - questions the secrecy over the act.] [Heritage Foundation Mike SCARDAVILLE- backs the new act.] [ACLU executive director Anthony ROMERO- questions secret arrests of individuals & the denial of habeas corpus review; asks how far will government powers be extended.]
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