I was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator and am now a journalist. I am the author of three New York Times bestselling books -- "How Would a Patriot Act" (a critique of Bush executive power theories), "Tragic Legacy" (documenting the Bush legacy), and With Liberty and Justice for Some (critiquing America's two-tiered justice system and the collapse of the rule of law for its political and financial elites). My fifth book - No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the US Surveillance State - will be released on April 29, 2014 by Holt/Metropolitan.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

C-SPAN debate

(updated - link is now working)

For anyone interested, C-SPAN has the video of the full debate over the NSA scandal between myself and University of Virginia Professor Robert Turner, which took place on last Monday's Washington Journal show. The video clip can be found here. (UPDATE: Link is now working - C-SPAN's site is apparently down and I will update the post when it is working again).

Once you are on that page, you click on this:

Robert Turner, Univ. of Virginia Law School & Glenn Greenwald, Constitutional Law Attorney Robert Turner, Univ. of Virginia Law School, Associate Director, Center for Nat'l Security Law & Glenn Greenwald, Constitutional Law Attorney discuss the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on domestic surveillance that starts later today. 2/6/2006: WASHINGTON, DC: 45 min.

They constantly add new content so you may have to click to the next page to find that segment.

If nothing else, the comments from some of the callers -- my favorite being the woman who said that anyone who is opposed to Bush's law-breaking should have been in the World Trade Center on September 11 instead of the "decent Americans" who died -- is reason enough to watch.

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A commenter here posted a portion of the transcript from a Bush Press Conference from, I believe, 2002, in which the President said that there was no way for the Administration to have prevented the 9/11 attacks. Despite having just read through 500 or so comments, I was unable to find the comment that has the cite. If anyone has the link to that Press Conference (or another link where Bush made similar comments), I would appreciate it if you could please e-mail it to me or post it in the comments section.

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