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We are pleased with the jury's ruling in this important case.
The FISA 'probable cause' standard is essentially the same as the 'reasonable basis' standard used in the terrorist surveillance program. The 'reasonable suspicion' standard, which is lower than both of these, is not used in either program.
As seven former solicitors general have stated previously, the confidentiality that enables the solicitor general's office to vigorously defend the United States' interests should not be sacrificed as a part of the confirmation process.
Much thought goes into how and why various tools are used in these often-complicated cases. The important thing is for someone not to come away thinking this whole process is arbitrary, which it is not.
While we respect the jury's verdict, we stand by the evidence we presented in court.
Be this your wall of brass, to have no guilty secrets, no wrong-doing that makes you turn pale
I have said democracy and freedom do not work too well if you are hungry, if you are starving.
To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know?