Category Archives: FISA

NYT: House to Vote on Limiting FBI Power to Collect Americans’ Internet Data NYTimes: House to Vote on Limiting F.B.I. Power to Collect Americans’ Internet Data by Charlie Savage (“Lawmakers compromised on an ambiguously worded amendment that narrows a failed … Continue reading

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NYTimes: How National Security Surveillance Nabs More Than Spies

NYTimes: How National Security Surveillance Nabs More Than Spies (“The case against Nassif Sami Daher and Kamel Mohammad Rammal, two Michigan men accused of food stamp fraud, hardly seemed exceptional. But the tool that agents used to investigate them was … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Court Bans Agents Who Botched Carter Page Surveillance From Seeking Wiretaps

NYTimes: Court Bans Agents Who Botched Carter Page Surveillance From Seeking Wiretaps by Charlie Savage (“An opinion and ruling by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court also accepts a series of reforms the F.B.I. said it would make following a damning … Continue reading

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techdirt: FBI And DOJ Personnel Confirm Agents Frequently Fudge Facts When Seeking FISA Warrants

techdirt: FBI And DOJ Personnel Confirm Agents Frequently Fudge Facts When Seeking FISA Warrants by Tim Cushing:

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FISC: Govt admits material misstatements in FISA applications for Carter Page, and it is preparing a report for 1/28

The government admits material misstatements in FISA applications for Carter Page, and it is preparing a report for submission January 28, 2020). In re Page, No. 16-1182, 17-52, 17-375, 17-679 (Jan. 7, 2020, unclassified Jan. 23, 2020). See CNN: Government … Continue reading

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The Federalist: The FISA Court Is Complicit In The FBI Abuses It’s Raising Cain Over

The Federalist: The FISA Court Is Complicit In The FBI Abuses It’s Raising Cain Over by Margot Cleveland:

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The Daily Beast: The Surveillance State Quietly Lost a Major Court Case

The Daily Beast: The Surveillance State Quietly Lost a Major Court Case by Spencer Ackerman (“The feds have a habit of rifling without a warrant through NSA data warehouses to find dirt on American citizens. An appeals court ruling may … Continue reading

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CA2: FISA violation or not? Case remanded for fact finding on whether def’s calls were reasonably collected

Defendant pled to attempting to provide support to a terrorist organization. After the plea, the government disclosed it’s prosecution derived from the warrantless obtaining of his phone calls under § 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008. He successfully … Continue reading

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CNS News: What the Progressive Socialist Left Is Really Saying

CNS News: What the Progressive Socialist Left Is Really Saying by Allen West: These same individuals, leftists, aided by their complicit media accomplices, see nothing wrong with the violation of Fourth Amendment individual rights by a secret court, especially if … Continue reading

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CNN: Attorney General Barr defends surveillance tool as Republican scrutiny grows

CNN: Attorney General Barr defends surveillance tool as Republican scrutiny grows by David Shortell (“Attorney General William Barr called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act a ‘critical tool’ and vowed to preserve it Wednesday after suggestions from Republican lawmakers that the … Continue reading

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techdirt: Second Circuit Says Warrantless Backdoor Searches Of NSA Collections Might Violate The Fourth Amendment

techdirt: Second Circuit Says Warrantless Backdoor Searches Of NSA Collections Might Violate The Fourth Amendment by Tim Cushing:

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Lawfare: Appeals Court Considers Fourth Amendment Violations in FISA Section 702 Surveillance Case

Lawfare: Appeals Court Considers Fourth Amendment Violations in FISA Section 702 Surveillance Case by Gordon Ahl (“The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the case of Agron Hasbajrami should be returned to the district court level … Continue reading

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WaPo: Surveillance court demands answers from FBI for errors, omissions in Trump campaign probe

WaPo: Surveillance court demands answers from FBI for errors, omissions in Trump campaign probe by Devlin Barrett (“The court said the FBI’s conduct was “antithetical” to how the foreign intelligence surveillance program is supposed to work.”)

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Fox News: GOP push to reform FISA gains momentum in wake of Horowitz report

Fox News: GOP push to reform FISA gains momentum in wake of Horowitz report by Hollie McKay

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NBC News: The FBI’s warrant system for spying on Americans is a mess, the IG report shows

NBC News: The FBI’s warrant system for spying on Americans is a mess, the IG report shows by Ken Dilanian (“Analysis: The report found an FBI process so rife with errors that the bureau’s director immediately issued a statement saying … Continue reading

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Reason: The FBI Will Be Audited to See How Frequently They Screw Up Other FISA Warrants

Reason: The FBI Will Be Audited to See How Frequently They Screw Up Other FISA Warrants by Scott Shackford (“Was what happened with Carter Page an anomaly or does the agency regularly leave out important information?”)

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