Professors put on mock hearing over domestic spying

CLEVELAND - Case Western Reserve University law students now have an idea of what a congressional hearing on the domestic spying controversy might look like, thanks to their professors.

Case put on a mock hearing Thursday, similar to one on Capitol Hill in which senators questioned U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales about the Bush administration's wiretapping program.

Case professors played the committee and questioned David Cole of the Georgetown University Law Center and Ruth Wedgwood of Johns Hopkins University.

Cole and Wedgwood differed on their opinions of the administration's decision. Cole said the president should not be exempt from the law, while Wedgwood favored surveillance as a matter of national security.

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