This event will be streamed live here on October 7, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. EDT.
The award-winning NPR show Intelligence Squared U.S. returns to the National Constitution Center for a no holds barred debate, this time focusing on phone records and the Fourth Amendment. The motion: "Indiscriminate Collection of U.S. Phone Records Violates the Fourth Amendment."
Following the traditional Oxford-style debate format, the interactive program asks the audience to vote both before and after the debate, thus judging which team has had more influence in their argument. Stewart Baker, former assistant secretary of Homeland Security and former NSA general counsel, and John Yoo, professor of law at UC Berkeley and former Justice Department lawyer, will argue against the motion; Alex Abdo, staff attorney for the ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, and a partner to be announced will argue for the motion. John Donvan of ABC News moderates.
This program is presented in partnership with Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates (IQ2US).
Advance reservations required. Please call 215-409-6700 or order online.
Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.
National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted. Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.