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Author(s) Kit Bond, Pete Hoekstra, Lamar Smith
Source The Wall Street Journal
Date February 26, 2008
URL http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120399015444792445.html
Quotes-start.png "The problem is that, although it has a few work-around-provisions, such as allowing intelligence agencies to conduct surveillance for up to 72 hours without a warrant, FISA ultimately requires those agencies to jump through too many legal hurdles. Those include the Fourth Amendment's "probable cause" requirements, protections never intended for suspected terrorists' communications that are routed through the U.S." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should be renewed on the topic Protect America Act of 2007.