NSA spying, Snowden and the secret FISA court
July 29, 2013
Guests: KEN DILANIAN, JAMES CARR, ELIZABETH GOITEIN
Edward Snowden is still in Russia hoping for asylum. Attorney General Eric Holder said he will not face the death penalty or be tortured if he’s returned to the U.S. Last week an amendment to limit government surveillance was defeated after a close vote but more legislation is in the works. And many people are questioning the workings of the secret FISA court, charged with approving NSA surveillance requests. Coming up, we’ll get the latest on Snowden, his asylum requests, and the political implications from KEN DILANIAN, National Security correspondent for the LA Times. Then, former FISA Court Judge JAMES CARR explains how he’d like to reform the court. And finally, ELIZABETH GOITEIN, with the Brennan Center for Justice, discusses legal, security and privacy issues raised by the Snowden case and the NSA spying program.