The "Don't Protect America" Democrats

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Author(s) Matthew Continetti
Source The Weekly Standard
Date March 11, 2008
Quotes-start.png "Federal case law has long upheld the president's authority to gather foreign intelligence without warrant. FISA does not trump that authority. You do not have to take our word for it, either. It was a Democrat, Carter attorney general Griffin Bell, who pointed this out when FISA was created in 1978. It was another Democrat, Clinton's deputy attorney general Jamie Gorelick, later a vice chair of the 9/11 Commission, who made the same point when FISA was amended in 1994." 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.