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Chapter 13: National Security Surveillance: Unchecked or Limited Presidential Power?
Before You Begin
- How does the Constitution balance the needs of national security against the rights and liberties of the individual?
- In the field of national security, does the president possess “inherent” powers that are immune from legislative and judicial controls?
- What principles should guide government in balancing the need for national security wiretaps against the constitutional right of privacy?
- If Congress legislates in the area of foreign intelligence surveillance and selects a procedure that is “exclusive,” can the president ignore the statutory command?
- Is it sufficient for the president to notify eight lawmakers and have them briefed about national security wiretaps conducted without a judicial warrant?
- What role should federal courts play in supervising ...