Constitution Day discussion at Salve weighs merits of NSA wiretapping

NEWPORT, R.I. – Is the National Security Agency’s practice of recording domestic phone call information necessary to keep Americans safe or does it tread all over their constitutional rights?

This issue will be examined from a non-partisan approach when two Salve Regina University professors, Dr. Luigi Bradizza (political science) and Dr. Khalil Habib (philosophy) present a Constitution Day discussion, “Can You Hear Me Now?: NSA Domestic Wiretapping and the Constitution” on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. at Young Building, corner of Bellevue and Ruggles avenues.The talk is free and open to the public. A question and answer period will be included.Earlier this year, media reported widely that the National Security Agency has been recording the domestic phone call information of many millions of American citizens. Defenders of the NSA program claim that it is necessary in order to stop terrorist attacks against the United States, and that it is constitutional. Opponents claim that the program threatens central American liberties, and that it is unconstitutional.