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Domestic Intelligence: New Powers, New Risks

Domestic Intelligence: New Powers, New Risks

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The Attorney General’s Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations tip the scales too far in favor of relatively unchecked government power, allowing the FBI to sweep too much information about too many innocent people into the government’s view. In so doing, they pose significant threats to Americans’ civil liberties and risk undermining the very counterterrorism efforts they are meant to further. And while some may doubt the severity of these threats, nobody can argue that such broad powers in the hands of government officials should be monitored regularly to ensure that they are not being abused.
The Attorney General’s Guidelines for Domestic FBI Operations tip the scales too far in favor of relatively unchecked government power, allowing the FBI to sweep too much information about too many innocent people into the government’s view. In so doing, they pose significant threats to Americans’ civil liberties and risk undermining the very counterterrorism efforts they are meant to further. And while some may doubt the severity of these threats, nobody can argue that such broad powers in the hands of government officials should be monitored regularly to ensure that they are not being abused.

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Published by: The Brennan Center for Justice on Jan 19, 2011
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B C  J
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New York University School o Law 
DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE:NEW POWERS, NEW RISKS
E B
 
 ABOUT THE BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE
T B C  J  N Y U S  L   -              j. O        ,   j           . A  - –   ,     ,    –  B C  ,   ,     ,      .
 ABOUT THE BRENNAN CENTER’S LIBERTy  ANd NATIONAL SECURITy PROJECT
T B C   L  N S Pj     J P         , ,            . W          , -      ,  , ,   .
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
Emily Berman
 C   L  N S Pj   B C  J.S   , ,     -    U S   . B j  B C, M. B   N Y U S  L   LL.M.  I L. S   J J M. W, J.   S C C  A       N Y U S  L.
 ACKNOWLEdGEMENTS
T      L G, D U, F P, A Hq, E F, R. K A, S- L, J P-C,  M W      . T     L L, P W, A C,  A S-T. T       Z W. C, S-H S, S I, J E. J,S S, M G, K M,     M A C L C.T B C    T A P, O S F, T H B F-,  T W C. B F, I.       L  N S Pj. T            B C.
© 2011. T      C C “A-N D-NC”  ( ://-.). I           B C  J  NYU S  L ,     C’    ,     . T          ,      ,   C’ . P   C    .
 
Table of ConTenTs
ecti sr 1Itrcti 4I. bcgr  th attr Gr’ Gii 7
A. The Role of the FBI 7B. The Genesis and Development of the Attorney General’s Guidelines 8
 
1. The Pre-Guidelines Era: 1908-1976 82. The Levi Guidelines: 1976-1980 103. The Erosion of the Guidelines’ Protections: 1980-2008 13C. The Mukasey Guidelines: 2008-Present 21
II. Th nw Chg sh b Rcir 26 
 A. The Guidelines’ Adverse Effects on Civil Libertiesand Law Enforcement Effectiveness 261. Threat of Privacy Invasions 262. Chill to First-Amendment-Protected Activity 28
3.DangersofProling30
4. Risks of Excessive Collection 36B. Operational Considerations Do Not Justify the 2008 Changes 37
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Table of CHaRTs
 Standards for Investigations 16Permissible Investigative Methods 18Time Limits & Supervisory Approval Requirements 19

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