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Sen. Specter Presses His Case Against Wiretapping 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

Sen. Arlen Specter
When news leaked in December 2005 about President Bush’s secret approval of warrantless eavesdropping on Americans, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) was one of the first to question the program’s constitutionality.

During the Journal of Constitutional Law’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Symposium, Specter candidly expressed his concerns about the “vast expansion of executive authority” since 9/11. This development has occurred, he said, in the light of ineffective congressional oversight and courts must now step in to curb it. The symposium, “Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Litigating Under the Eighth Amendment” explored the death penalty and its impact on prisoners.

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