Detection Technology and Civil Liberties
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Detection Technology and Civil Liberties

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American Cities: Law, Survival and the Administration of Justice Event Recordings

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Physical Audio
Type of Work
1/4 inch audio tape
This audio recording is of one of a series of sessions held at The New School, entitled: "American Cities: Law, Survival and the Administration of Justice." This session addresses the issue of wire-tapping and electronic monitoring devices by law enforcement and its implications for civil liberties. The recording begins with Assistant U.S. Attorney General William Rehnquist's speech, in which he details the various legal decisions regarding wire tapping, its uses in the prosecution of organized crime, and his opinion that the existing law fairly balances the need for electronic eavesdropping in the detection of crime with civil liberty concerns. Rehnquist concludes at 14:45, and former U.S. Attorney General and Under Secretary of State Nicholas Katzenbach gives a response to his remarks by relating a brief anecdote about the FBI self-policing its eavesdropping policies. Neither Katzenbach's full remarks, nor the period of question and answers following the panelists's remarks are contained in this recording.
October 6 1971
Related people
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (producer)
William H. Rehnquist (speaker)
Nicholas deB. Katzenbach (speaker)
Wm Renquist (container)
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