Chicago Civil Rights Attorney Donna Adler walks us through the status of civil liberties in the US following September 11, 2001. Our first second show of the ten part series examines the 9/11 commission report. Having practiced law for over 25 years Chicago Attorney Donna Adler has built her career incorporating education and service to local professional and business communities. Donna Adler’s outreach includes advising on legal issues in several practice areas including without limitation: general and civil and commercial litigation, criminal defense and administrative law. Donna Adler’s office is located in DuPage County in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Website: http://www.donnamadleradlerlawllc.com/ This is episode 2 in a series of ten shows devoted to the impact on civil liberties of laws passed since 9/11/2001 to enhance national security. Attorney Donna M. Adler will lead us chronologically from the 911 Commission Report through several major pieces of legislation, including but not limited to the Homeland Security Act, the Patriot Act, Patriot II, the Military Commissions Act, and a number of other acts specifically directed to enhancing that national capacity to fight terrorism. Ms. Adler will discuss the potential for abuse of civil liberties left by such national securities legislation, as well as measures passed since 9/11/2001 directed to strengthening protections for civil liberties against such abuses. She will devote some time in the series to a discussion of high-profile court cases helping to define the parameters of the relation between national securities laws and civil liberties.
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