Category Archives: FISA

NYTimes: N.S.A. Triples Collection of Data From U.S. Phone Companies

NYTimes: N.S.A. Triples Collection of Data From U.S. Phone Companies by Charlie Savage:

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Law.com: Judge to Consider This Week Whether to Unseal Vast Surveillance Records

Law.com: Judge to Consider This Week Whether to Unseal Vast Surveillance Records by Ben Hancock: U.S. Magistrate Judge Kandis Westmore of the Northern District of California may reveal whether the curtain of secrecy around past electronic surveillance in criminal investigations … Continue reading

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The Hill: FBI supervisor warned Comey in 2014 that warrantless surveillance program was ineffective

The Hill: FBI supervisor warned Comey in 2014 that warrantless surveillance program was ineffective by John Solomon & Alison Spann: An official who supervised the FBI’s Section 215 warrantless phone surveillance program revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013 says he … Continue reading

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Lawfare: A Way Forward on Section 702 Queries

Lawfare: A Way Forward on Section 702 Queries by Elizabeth Goitein & Robert Litt:

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The Atlantic: The Populist Right’s Elitist Approach to Surveillance Abuses

The Atlantic: The Populist Right’s Elitist Approach to Surveillance Abuses by Conor Friedersdorf: If only the Republican Party were as attentive to the violations of the rights of ordinary Americans as it is to the FBI’s treatment of Donald Trump.

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Curious about the FISA process? See Just Security: It Ain’t Easy Getting a FISA Warrant: I Was an FBI Agent and Should Know

Just Security: It Ain’t Easy Getting a FISA Warrant: I Was an FBI Agent and Should Know by Asha Rangappa from March 2017.

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Lawfare: The Dubious Legal Claim Behind #ReleaseTheMemo

Lawfare: The Dubious Legal Claim Behind #ReleaseTheMemo by Orin Kerr: [Spoiler alert: I agree that it is more than dubious since two branches of our government have absolutely no clue what the Fourth Amendment means. It’s like a Franks challenge: … Continue reading

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Foreign Policy Research Institute: A Response to “Americans, the NSA is Still Listening: Section 702 is Alive and Well”

Foreign Policy Research Institute: A Response to “Americans, the NSA is Still Listening: Section 702 is Alive and Well” by George W. Croner:

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American Enterprise Institute: Congress renews major surveillance law with little change: The end of an era?

American Enterprise Institute: Congress renews major surveillance law with little change: The end of an era? by Claude Barfield:

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NSA surveillance programs renewed by Senate

CNET: NSA surveillance programs renewed by Senate by Laura Hautala, and so much for the allegedly threatened filibuster. TechCrunch: Why you should care about the warrantless surveillance bill on its way to Trump’s desk by Taylor Hatmaker Cato: Fear and … Continue reading

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CNN: Rand Paul threatens to filibuster over FISA surveillance program

CNN: Rand Paul threatens to filibuster over FISA surveillance program by Veronica Stracqualursi: Paul said he would vote to reauthorize Section 702, however, if there are protections in place for Americans’ private information, and added that he supports the USA … Continue reading

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Forbes: Congress Decides Fourth Amendment Is Outdated 256-164

Forbes: Opinion: Congress Decides Fourth Amendment Is Outdated 256-164 by Frank Miniter: It’s controversial because the National Security Agency (NSA) and other agencies also listen in on an unknown number of communications from American citizens—something the Fourth Amendment was written … Continue reading

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