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Patriot Act / Controversy / Comstock Interview / Zogby Interview #740588

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Oct 25, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Washington: Kelli Arena) The civil liberties vs. national security controversy surrounding the Patriot Act examined; details given about the provisions allowing the government access to library, business and medical records, and to search homes without the owner’s knowledge. [Skokie, Illinois, library director Carolyn ANTHONY†- comments on the library’s record-keeping policy.] [FBI director Robert MUELLER†- explains when they use the authority.] [ACLU Laura MURPHY†, Attorney General John ASHCROFT – offer differing opinions on the “sneak & peek” provision.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(No location given: Andrea Koppel) Interview held with former Justice Department spokesperson Barbara Comstock† about the Patriot Act controversy, continuing nearly two years after being signed by President Bush. [COMSTOCK – comments on concerns about racial & religious profiling; mentions the use of the act in the investigation of a terrorist cell in Buffalo, New York.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Arab American Institute James Zogby† about his view of the Patriot Act. [ZOGBY – outlines objections to the act; says reporting requirements are unclear; states there needs to be a legislative fix.]

Lin, Carol;
Arena, Kelli;
Koppel, Andrea

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