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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The federal court ruling that the government can continue withholding information on foreigners detained after the September 11 attacks featured; details given about civil liberties groups’ lawsuit aimed at forcing the government to reveal details of the arrests. [Department of Justice Robert McCALLUM†- says the information could provide a road map about the government’s investigation of terrorists.] [ACLU Steven SHAPIRO†- says secrecy invites abuse.] [FBI director Robert MUELLER††- says a criteria needs to be established for determining whether detainees are associated with terrorism.] [Civil liberties advocate David SOBEL†- says the ruling sets a dangerous precedent.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete

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