The federal wiretap
with the most intercepts occurred during a narcotics investigation in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and resulted in the interception of 3,292,385 cell phone conversations or messages over 60 days," said the (http://www.
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The court ruled that either the phone itself or the listening post used by agents had to be in the same district as the as the judge who authorized the wiretap
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After the leaked transcripts of the wiretaps
reached the media, Kokinov resigned from the post of Sofia City Prosecutor.
Part II will give a background of wiretap
and surveillance law,
BEIRUT: A tour organized by Parliament's Information and Telecommunications Committee of the country's centralized wiretap
facility Tuesday highlighted glaring flaws in the process meant to protect civil liberties from government abuse.
Moreover, an appeal would likely turn on Judge Richard Holwell's decision to allow wiretap
evidence in the insider trading case--an uphill battle given the difficulty all defendants have in suppressing federal wiretaps
The anti-wiretapping bill, which must now clear its final hurdle in the Lower House where Berlusconi has a wide majority, requires three judges instead of one to approve wiretapping a suspect's phone, limits the number of days for a wiretap
, and requires a special authorization to listen in on pols and priests.
Two FISA provisions, born in the USA PATRIOT Act and dealing with roving wiretaps
(section 206) and business records (section 215), are scheduled to expire on December 31, 2009.
The Administration's legal justifications--that Congress unwittingly approved domestic wiretapping in its 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force after 9/11, and that the commander in chief has the inherent authority to wiretap
without court approval--are absurd.
The roving wiretap
authorization was one of the few provisions in the original PATRIOT Act that was not made permanent last summer.
The roving wiretap
provision, Section 206, allows investigators to conduct secret searches and obtain warrants to intercept a phone conversations or Internet traffic without limiting it to a specific phone or identifying the suspect.
Coupled with a subsequent intelligence bill, the roving wiretap
authority, as it currently stands, permits the authorities to conduct a wiretap
even if they don't know the place or person to be tapped.
The Federal Wiretap
Act makes it illegal to intercept a telephone call.
If the FISA Court denies an application for an order authorizing a national security wiretap
or search, the matter is referred under seal to the FISA Court of Review, comprised of three federal judges selected by the chief justice of the U.