Barbara Bergman

The following text is taken from the November 2002 Ladies Home Journal

Justice for all: While others guard America's safety, Bergman, 50, who is also a law professor at the University of New Mexico, protects our civil liberties -- an increasingly tough challenge in these frightening times.

Driving passion: Given the threat of terrorism, I'm not saying we shouldn't protect ourselves," says Bergman, an expert on the fourth amendment, the law against unreasonable search and seizure, who's written nine books on legal issues. "But criminal defendants have the entire power of the government arrayed against them, so we've got to keep the system honest. we don't want to give up civil liberties now that we'll someday regret losing."

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