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ID:

450

Date:

2008-04-02

Headline:

Memo Justified Warrantless Surveillance

Reporter's name:

Pamela Hess and Laura Jakes Jordan

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

A FOIA request by the American Civil Liberties Union revealed that six weeks after September 11, 2001, a Bush Administration lawyer notified the White House that his office had "concluded that the Fourth Amendment had no application to domestic military operations." The 37-page memorandum from the Department of Justice (DOJ), titled "Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activities Within the United States," came to light when the Pentagon released a separate secret memorandum, with a footnote alluding to the analysis claiming to permit suspension of the Fourth Amendment.

Keywords:

Fourth Amendment, surveillance, domestic surveillance, John Yoo, Terrorist Surveillance Program, TSP, National Security Agency, NSA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Alberto Gonzales, secret, memo

URL:

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Apr02/0,4670,TerroristSurveillance,00.html


Agencies:

DOD
DOJ
NSA

States:

DC

Categories:

civil rights
technology
telecommunications


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