Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court


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a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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Establishment of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and
All three commended the president for his half-measures to rein in the NSA's bulk telephone spying program, and all three gave the president some points for proposing an independent privacy advocate before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
(8) Although the requirements for each category of investigative tool differ significantly from one another, all make use of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), a specialized Article III court established under FISA to review and approve governmental applications seeking to use one of the aforementioned authorities.
The top-secret the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which oversees the legal aspects of surveillance, recently reauthorized the program for another three months.
"Third, even if respondents could show that the Government will seek the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's authorization to acquire the communications of respondents' foreign contacts under [section]1881a, respondents can only speculate as to whether that court will authorize such surveillance.
Although some have proposed that a specialized court like the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court offers a sound model of judicial review in this context, the FISA court does not appear to have improved executive performance in the fight against our enemies.
three judge panel termed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of
Under the Specter bill, the president will be able to secretly submit his so-called terrorist surveillance program for appraisal by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Bypassing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, "the NSA determines, on its own, which telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to monitor," Risen explains.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court issued orders authorizing
The measure that passed (without my vote) created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which has now granted some 18,000 warrants and denied only five.
The FISA created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)--staffed by seven (now 11) federal district court judges appointed by the U.S.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISCR) met for the first time in its twenty-four year history to hear the government's appeal of an en banc lower court's unanimous interpretation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), (3) as amended by provisions of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT ACT) Act of 2001 (4) (commonly referred to as "Patriot Act").
It concerns the secret and mysterious Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which exists in a legal twilight zone with virtually no connection to the Constitution or Bill of Rights.
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