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Senate Proceeding on Jul 9th, 2008 :: 1:51:38 to 1:53:28
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John Rockefeller

1:51:26 to 1:51:38( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: order to be more secure we have to give up rights is a dangerous dichotomy. it is a false choice. previous generations have made it. we should not. let us strike this title, allow the courts to

John Rockefeller

1:51:28 to 1:51:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: be unlawful. the intelligence community has been overseen by the intelligence committee and we find that the companies actioned in good faith, regardless -- acted in good faith, regardless, however,

Christopher Dodd

1:51:38 to 1:51:54( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: determine whether or not what occurred was legal or not. and then proceed forward. and of the companies did not do what others did because they felt it was not legal what they were being asked to

Christopher Dodd

1:51:38 to 1:53:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher Dodd

Christopher Dodd

1:51:42 to 1:51:54( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: of the president's t.s.p. it is a matter of fundamental fairness. the providers should not be punished by forcing them to litigate frivolous claims or delaying much-needed relief. without these companies

Christopher Dodd

1:51:54 to 1:52:08( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: perform. clearly, there was some doubt in the minds of people as to the justification of this. i happen to believe that the best way to proceed as judge walker, appointed by ronald reagan of the

Christopher Dodd

1:52:08 to 1:52:23( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: district court, which has handled most of the n.s.a. cases in the past, that the secret privilege will be protected, courts can do their job and determine the legality here. it's not the place for

Christopher Dodd

1:52:08 to 1:52:27( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: and there are some who want to punish them. they want to kick them to get at the administration. well, this bill does not prohibit lawsuits against the government or government officials. i believe

Christopher Dodd

1:52:23 to 1:52:38( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: the united states senate to act as the judicial branch of government. that's why the founders created three coequal branches of government. that's what the issue is here. much the rule of law or the rule

Christopher Dodd

1:52:27 to 1:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: that the time has come for us to pass a bill after 15 months. we now know that we have before us the ability to get clear, authoritative directions and guidelines to the intelligence community to operate

Christopher Dodd

1:52:38 to 1:52:55( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: of man. that's what this amendment does by striking this title and allowing the matter to go before the courts. i urge the adoption of the amendment. mr. bond: permit me to relieve the senator from

Christopher Dodd

1:52:48 to 1:53:02( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: to keep us safe. we've added new protections. and if the president had not followed the advice of the gang of eight and had tried to reform article -- fisa, rather than using article two, we wouldn't

Christopher Dodd

1:52:55 to 1:53:05( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: connecticut, a good friend and legislator of some of his concerns. number one, during the president's terrorist surveillance program, even though he was operating under article two he went to the fisa

Christopher Dodd

1:53:02 to 1:53:15( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: be just debating september 11th, it would be many others. i would urge my colleagues to vote done all these amendments and pass this badly needed modernization of the intelligence collection, electronic

Christopher Dodd

1:53:05 to 1:53:16( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: court to get warrants for listening in on american communications. the same procedure that we have outlined if this in this bill today. what he was able to do is listen in on terrorists reasonably believed

Christopher Dodd

1:53:15 to 1:53:30( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: surveillance and the provision of additional privacy rights and protections for american citizens. i thank the chair. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: there will now bewo minutes of debate

Christopher Dodd

1:53:16 to 1:53:28( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Dodd: to be abroad. article two is clear he has that right. article two was used by president bill clinton if a -- for a physical search of ames home and congress responded by giving him more power. secondly,

1:53:28 to 1:53:41( Edit History Discussion )

it said that the article two is not -- should be challenged. i point out that there is no ban, no been on lawsuits such as a lawsuit before judge walker on lawsuits going forward against the government

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