George Terwilliger Quoted in USA Today, The Atlantic on U.S. Phone Call Tracking

April 9, 2015

A USA Today article titled “U.S. secretly tracked billions of calls for decades” and covered in detail by The Atlantic’s article “Same Surveillance State, Different War” quotes McGuireWoods partner George Terwilliger in the context of his former position of deputy attorney general under then-Attorney General William Barr during the George H.W. Bush administration. The articles address the phone records the federal government amassed over decades, as it tracked international phone calls in its efforts to control drug trafficking and, later, terrorism. In quoted material, George mentions the longtime need and value in the enforcement and intelligence communities to collect metadata to support investigations. The full text of the April 8 USA Today article is available at The Atlantic published its article, also on April 8, at

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