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Broad Wiretap Powers for Justice Department Approved

A secret appellate court gives the Department of Justice broad powers to use wiretaps as part of the war on terrorism. But civil libertarians say the ruling will also make it much easier to spy on people without justification. NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with former National Security Agency attorney Stuart Baker.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.