Protecting Citizens and Civil Liberties
Recorded on March 24, 2004
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
After the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the world changed,
but the United States Constitution did not. Protecting Americans
requires stopping the terrorists while we preserve the freedoms and
liberties of our citizens. Are we getting both jobs done?
The Heritage Foundation has invited Ms. Alice Fisher to address
these issues and the progress being made with the investigation and
prosecution of international and domestic terrorist groups.
From July 2001 until October 2003, Ms. Fisher was Deputy Assistant
Attorney General of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Department of
Justice. She was responsible for national coordination in the
terrorism area, including all matters relating to September 11
investigations and prosecutions, investigation and prosecution of
international and domestic terrorist groups and terrorist acts,
terrorist financing investigations, USA Patriot Act implementation,
and all other terrorism policy issues.