Category Archives: FISA

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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NYTimes: House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Safeguards

NYTimes: House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Safeguards by Charlie Savage, Eileen Sullivan, and Nicholas Fandos:

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Wired: Congress Renews Warrantless Surveillance—And Makes It Even Worse

Wired: Congress Renews Warrantless Surveillance—And Makes It Even Worse by Louise Matsakis:

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NYTimes: Surveillance and Privacy Debate Reaches Pivotal Moment in Congress

NYTimes: Surveillance and Privacy Debate Reaches Pivotal Moment in Congress by Charlie Savage:

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