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The Tension Between Security and Liberty in the War on Terror
Last Featured: 3/3/2008

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More than a dozen states are at loggerheads with the federal government over the warrantless wiretapping program. Strong divisions are formed over the question of offering immunity to the telecommunications industry for its role in the surveillance program. The nation is also immersed in a debate over the definition and use of torture. This edition of Justice Talking explores the struggle to maintain security while preserving liberties.

An Insider's Defense of National Security Policy
Host Margot Adler speaks with professor John Yoo on his experience working on national security policy for the U.S. Department of Justice.

John Yoo is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and has also worked as a deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Challenging Warrantless Wiretapping
Host Margot Adler speaks with lawyer Wendell Belew about his case against the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program.

Wendell Belew is the president of the Belew Law Firm. He is suing the National Security Agency for its warrantless wiretapping program.

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Debate: Are Telecoms Complicit in Wiretapping?
Host Margot Adler speaks with national security experts Kate Martin and K. A. Taipale on whether telecommunications companies being sued for following federal government wiretapping orders should have immunity from lawsuits.

Kate Martin is the director of the Center for National Security Studies, a non-profit human rights and civil liberties organization.

K. A. Taipale the founder and executive director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology Policy, an non-partisan organization focused on technology and national security policy.

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A Journalist Weighs In
Host Margot Adler and journalist Eric Lichtblau discuss how national security efforts pan out in the justice system.

Eric Lichtblau covers national security issues for the Washington bureau of The New York Times, and he received the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. He is the author of the forthcoming book, "Bush's Law: The Remaking of American Justice."

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A Jury Feels the Tension
Host Margot Adler speaks with former jury foreman Jeffrey Agron on the challenges of judging one alleged terrorist plot.

Jeffrey Agron served as jury foreman for the hung jury trial of the so-called Liberty City Seven in Miami in which seven people were accused of planning to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago.

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Standing on the Line Between Interrogation and Torture
A former army interrogator, independent producer Dan Epstein reports on what it takes to do the job.

Dan Epstein is an independent radio and audio producer, voiceover artist and e-learning developer based in Chicago. He previously served nearly five years in the US Army as an interrogator and psychological operations specialist.

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