America after 9/11: Freedom Preserved or Freedom Lost? Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, November 18, 2003 [open pdf - 14MB]
From the opening statement of Orrin G. Hatch: "Today's hearing focuses on the issue of our civil liberties in the aftermath of the horrific September 11 attacks against our people. The unprovoked and unjustified attacks on 9/11 require us all to take every appropriate step to make sure that our citizens are safe. This is the first responsibility of Government... While we all share this common commitment to security and freedom, the question we are examining today is how best to do so in an environment where terrorists like the 9/11 attackers are able to operate within our borders, using the very freedoms that we so dearly cherish, to carry out their deadly plots against our country... This hearing will examine our Government's efforts to promote our freedoms, not just the freedom to live in a safe and security society, but the freedoms that our country was founded on and the freedoms that each of us enjoy each and every day and, of course, the freedoms that are the lifeblood of our very society. I am especially interested in hearing from today's witnesses about the details of any specific abuses that have occurred under our current laws. We have invited five critics to ensure that interested parties have ample opportunity to express their concerns. I am very interested in listening to them." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Larry E. Craig; Orrin G. Hatch; Edward M. Kennedy; Patrick J. Leahy; Bob Barr; Muzaffar Chishti; Robert J. Cleary; James X. Dempsey; Viet D. Dinh; Nadine Strossen; James J. Zogby; Russell D. Feingold; Joseph R. Biden, Jr.; Mary Rose Oakar; Carla Hayden; Stephen Richard; Robert J. Cleary; Glenn A. Fine; Katherine Cullition; Elisa Massimino; Clifford Krauss; Nadine Strossen; Timothy H. Edgar; DeNeen L. Brown; and Philip Allen Lacovar.
S. Hrg. 108-482; Senate Hearing 108-482; Serial No. J-108-53
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