Category Archives: FISA

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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FISCR: Capturing some call content isn’t unreasonable if it can’t [maybe won’t] be used

Incidental capturing of content information during use of a pen register is not unreasonable. The technology only allows for capture some, and it can’t be used without a separate order based on probable cause. In re: Certified Question of Law, … Continue reading

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Just Security: With Remote Hacking, the Government’s Particularity Problem Isn’t Going Away

Just Security: With Remote Hacking, the Government’s Particularity Problem Isn’t Going Away by Andrew Crocker:

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Just Security: The 702 Reform Debate Is Just Heating Up

Just Security: The 702 Reform Debate Is Just Heating Up by Faiza Patel:

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SecurityInfoWatch: Officials calling for tweaks to security protocol

SecurityInfoWatch: Officials calling for tweaks to security protocol by William L. Spence: May 11–WASHINGTON, DC — Privacy and civil liberty advocates say a “vital” surveillance program that has helped identify terrorists and thwart attacks should be modified to ensure greater … Continue reading

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