U.S. Attorney General in Sacramento

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, March 2, 2007

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez waved at around fifty protestors gathered outside a lecture hall at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento.  

Gonzalez spoke to students and faculty about the need to update laws to deal with new technologies -- particularly in the war on terror. 

Among other things, he’s been criticized for his support of the U.S.A Patriot Act that expands the government’s surveillance authority.  Following the lecture, law student Victor Copeland said the presentation was familiar—but not enough. 

“I had read it before in his speeches and I knew the points he was making but I feel compelled to do more research but I don’t feel particularly convinced…”
Gonzalez’s presentation was closed to the press.  But he did take questions-- among them how he thought history would view his tenure.  Gonzalez said that would be determined by others, but noted his job is a difficult one at this time in history.