Chicago Civil Rights Attorney Donna Adler walks us through the status of civil liberties in the US following September 11, 2001. This is the fifth 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 6 in a series of at least ten shows devoted to the impact on civil liberties of laws passed since 9/11/2001 to enhance national security. During this series, Attorney Donna M. Adler leads us chronologically from the events of September 11th and the 9/11 Commission Report through several major pieces of legislation, such as the Homeland Security Act, the Patriot Act, Patriot II, the Military Commissions Act, and a number of laws directed to enhancing that national capacity to fight terrorism. Today we continue discussing:(a) what the U.S. knew about Al Qaeda as it was becoming prominent and what we tried to do about it; (b) failures of intergovernmental cooperation concerning the knowledge we had that contributed to our vulnerability on 9/11; (c) the recommendations that the 9/11 Commission made in light of the Commission’s findings; and a discussion of legislation.
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