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The Advisory Panel will continue to be relentless in pursuing appropriate
solutions to these difficult issues, even if our recommendations are controversial and
cross some “turf' boundaries. We will always—always—consider as an overarching
concern the impact of any legal, policy, or process changes on our civil rights and
liberties. Our Constitution, our laws, our judicial system, our culture, our history all
combine to make our way of life unique in all the world.
Thank you again for this opportunity.
ADVANCE RECOMMENDATIONS ON STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE
FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT TO
IV. IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL
15 NOVEMBER 2002
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