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Senate Proceeding on Dec 17th, 2007 :: 2:02:46 to 2:09:01
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Jeff Sessions

1:56:17 to 2:02:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

2:02:28 to 2:02:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: techniques. that's what they ruled. i don't think we ever intended this to be the case, but probably the court fairly ruled on the law. i'm not sure. we're stuck with the ruling regardless. so, i

Saxby Chambliss

2:02:46 to 2:02:55( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: don't think it's fair to say it's illegal. but it certainly was not unconstitutional because in fact this summer when we passedd the protect america act, what we basically concluded was the program

Saxby Chambliss

2:02:46 to 2:09:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss

2:02:55 to 2:03:07( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: was good and constitutional. and we affirmed the program. i want to say, you know, if we have any humor left on this subject that perhaps we ought to write president bush a letter and tell him thank

Saxby Chambliss

2:03:07 to 2:03:17( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: you, and we are sorry that we accused you of violating our constitution and basic civil liberties. after congress spent weeks studying this, we passed a law basically proposing to leave it as it was. mr. president,

Saxby Chambliss

2:03:17 to 2:03:40( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: i urge us to do the right thing on this legislation and move forward to the intel bill, not the judiciary bill. i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officee r: the senator from

Saxby Chambliss

2:03:40 to 2:03:52( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: georgia is recognized. mr. chambliss: mr. president, i would ask that you let me know when i have one minute remaining, please. >> will so advise. mr. chambliss: mr. president, i rise to support

Saxby Chambliss

2:03:52 to 2:04:06( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the motion to proceed to the foreign intelligence surveillance act of 2007. i think it is important to underscore to my colleagues just how critical this legislation and how the bill which was voted

Saxby Chambliss

2:04:06 to 2:04:27( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: out of the senate select committee on intelligence by a vote of 13-2 is a comprehensive and bipartisan bill. some of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have made allegations that this bill

Saxby Chambliss

2:04:27 to 2:04:37( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: will infringe upon americans' right to privacy. i'm here to tell you that this bill only infringes on one group's right to privacy, and that's terrorists. prior to congressional action in august and

Saxby Chambliss

2:04:37 to 2:04:47( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: again if we do not make permanent these changes our intelligence community was unable to collect vital foreign intelligence without the prior approval of a court. if our intelligence community wanted

Saxby Chambliss

2:04:47 to 2:05:01( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: to direct surveillance at an al qaeda member who is commune indicating with another al qaeda terrorist in germany, they would have to first petition the fisa court for approval. in august of this year our

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:01 to 2:05:14( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: intelligence community told us that without updating fisa, they were not just handicapped but they were hamstrung. congress passed the protect america act which temporarily fixed the intelligence

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:14 to 2:05:26( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: community's legal gaps. however, the protect america act will expire in february of 2008. congress must act swiftly before our core collectors are faced with losing valuable intelligence as a result of inaction

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:26 to 2:05:38( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: by congress. when fisa was enacted in 1978, it was meant to provide our government with a means to collect foreign intelligence within the united states while not infringing upon u.s. citizens' rights.

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:38 to 2:05:48( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: prior to fisa, the courts held that fourth amendment warrant protections applied to surveillance in a variety of cases, including the decisions of katz and keith. congress reacted to these cases in the criminal

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:48 to 2:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and foreign i will tell generals arena by enacting legislation. in title 3 of the omnibus crime control and safe streets acts of 1968 and in fisa. while debating fisa congress sought to protect

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:01 to 2:06:12( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the rights of u.s. persons from unwarranted government intrusion while collecting foreign intelligence within the united states. the congressional report accompanying fisa states -- and i quote

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:12 to 2:06:19( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: -- "the purpose of the bill is to provide a statutory procedure authorizing the use of electronic surveillance in the united states for foreign intelligence purposes." regulating the hrebgs collection

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:19 to 2:06:33( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: of foreign intelligence made by terrorists was neither contemplated by fisa nor the courts after the enactment of fisa. it has been long held that foreigners do not enjoy the protection of our constitution

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:33 to 2:06:46( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: unless they enter the territories of the united states. and even fisa provides an exception to that warrant requirement if it is unlikely that a united states person's communications would be intercepted.

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:46 to 2:06:57( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: as an unfortunate consequence of the rapid advancements in technology since 1978 and post-cold war threats, surveillance of some overseas communications were subjected to court orders. it is now time for

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:57 to 2:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: congress to act to make pmanent the fix to fisa so that our intelligence community has the tools they need to do their job in a very professional manner and gather the information necessary to protect our national

Saxby Chambliss

2:07:10 to 2:07:25( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: security. now let me be clear. these amendments to fisa would only apply to surveillance directed at individuals who are located outside the united states. this is not meant to intercept conversations

Saxby Chambliss

2:07:25 to 2:07:41( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: between americans or even between two terrorists who are located in the united states. the government still would be required to seek the permission of the fisa court for any surveillance done

Saxby Chambliss

2:07:41 to 2:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: against people physically located within the united states, whether a citizen or not. this is not good enough for some members of congress. they wish to extend the warrant requirement of the fourth amendment

Saxby Chambliss

2:07:55 to 2:08:11( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: currently not bestowed under united states criminal law and procedure to american citizens overseas. the united states laws do not extend beyond our border, but the supreme court has held that certain fundamental

Saxby Chambliss

2:08:11 to 2:08:22( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: rights such as those protected by the fifth and sixth amendments as well as the reasonableness requirement of the fourth amendment do extend to u.s. citizens outside the country. however, despite

Saxby Chambliss

2:08:22 to 2:08:47( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the opportunity, the supreme court has refused to hold that the warrant clause of the fourth amendment applies abroad for u.s. citizens. the presiding officer: the senator has one minute remaining. mr.

Saxby Chambliss

2:08:47 to 2:09:01( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: chambliss: thank you. in a criminal prosecution the u.s. courts will accept evidence against u.s. citizens obtained by foreign governments without the probable cause demanded by u.s. law. u.s. courts recognize

Jon Kyl

2:09:01 to 2:09:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: that the bill of rights does not protect americans from the acts of foreign sovereigns and excluding evidence detained by them will not deter foreign governments from collecting it. the evidence can

Jon Kyl

2:09:01 to 2:15:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Kyl

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