Category Archives: FISA

Wired: Warrantless US Spying Is Set to Expire Soon. Let it Die

Wired: Warrantless US Spying Is Set to Expire Soon. Let it Die by Kevin Montenegro and Stephen Renderos:

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Courthouse News Service: Spy Tool’s Renewal Sparks Tense Senate Hearing

Courthouse News Service: Spy Tool’s Renewal Sparks Tense Senate Hearing by Brandi Buchman: WASHINGTON (CN) – Stoking the Senate Judiciary Committee’s frustrations on Tuesday, intelligence experts had few answers to direct questions on reauthorizing a surveillance tool. Set to expire … Continue reading

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The Hill: Opinion: Mass surveillance reform is one issue where Republicans and Democrats can work together

The Hill: Opinion: Mass surveillance reform is one issue where Republicans and Democrats can work together by Neema Singh Guliani and Jesse Blumenthal: The government has a responsibility to help keep Americans safe, but in the process it must also … Continue reading

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FISA judge finds five years of illegal surveillance of some U.S. persons, but it wasn’t willful; remedial measures required; still, 4A not violated

McClatchy: Secret court rebukes NSA for 5-year illegal surveillance of U.S. citizens by Tim Johnson: U.S. intelligence agencies conducted illegal surveillance on American citizens over a five-year period, a practice that earned them a sharp rebuke from a secret court … Continue reading

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NYTimes: N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

NYTimes: N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets by Charlie Savage:

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ATL: Liberal Silence Tramples The Fourth Amendment

ATL: Liberal Silence Tramples The Fourth Amendment by Kayleigh McEnany: This week liberals have displayed their willingness to play politics with our constitutional rights. It is wrong. It is unfortunate. And most of all, it is dangerous.

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WaPo: How hard is it to get an intelligence wiretap? Pretty hard.

WaPo: How hard is it to get an intelligence wiretap? Pretty hard. by By Ellen Nakashima:

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D.Colo.: Defs’ calls captured on FISA application were reasonable

Defendants were charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization, and their conversations were captured in a FISA application. This motion to suppress was based on disclosure two years into the case of other acquisitions of information about him. … Continue reading

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CA9: Incidental capture of U.S. person’s emails between him and a foreign national were reasonable under FISA and 4A

A person in the U.S. has a diminished privacy interest in emails between himself and foreign nationals that the NSA can intercept. Incidental capturing of emails between defendant in the U.S. and others elsewhere didn’t violate the Fourth Amendment because … Continue reading

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FISCR: There is a foreign intelligence exception to the warrant requirement going back to the 1970′s

There is a foreign intelligence exception to the warrant requirement going back to the 1970′s. Moreover, the trap and trace here only gathers numbers not content, and that’s reasonable under the Fourth Amendment. In re Certified Question of Law, 2016 … Continue reading

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