Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act


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an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

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Legal Considerations: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (1978)
At the same time, it maintains the provisions of the August amendment that modernized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act by allowing agents to investigate foreign suspects through taps in the United States.
5, the amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) expands the power of the federal government in significant ways.
Specifically, the bill codifies wiretapping powers in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and makes that the exclusive means for conducting such surveillance.
In 1978, Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, or FISA, permitting the government to conduct electronic surveillance on citizens in the United States if it first gets a warrant from the FISA court, which exists for that reason only.
President Bush has flouted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) for five years by directing the National Security Agency to target American citizens on American soil for electronic surveillance on his say-so alone.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) provision requiring court warrants is "obsolete," according to Judge Richard Posner, an author on intelligence.
And the government has the right to eavesdrop on such calls as long as a warrant has been issued by the secret court established under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978--a warrant easily obtained.
On its face, the president's no-longer-secret wiretapping program violates the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
This is done by amending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and is based on a much lower probable-cause standard than that for a regular warrant.
Oceana Publications (Dobbs Ferry, NY) has published Civil Liberties and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, a book that revisits the atmosphere that led to the passage of the FISA in 1978 and the impact the attacks of 9/11 had on U.
Under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), the intelligence community can only conduct surveillance of terrorists who are "agents of a foreign power.
Conducting proceedings completely hidden from the public, as mandated by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978, the FISC grants government agents permission to surveil targets if there is probable cause to believe they are foreign powers or agents of foreign powers.
sections of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), 50
Perhaps, the most controversial recent act of Congress is the United and Strengthening of America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (1) (USA PATRIOT Act) and its impact upon the use of electronic surveillance and physical searches authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) (2) to combat foreign threats.
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