Foreign Policy Research Institute: A Response to “Americans, the NSA is Still Listening: Section 702 is Alive and Well” by George W. Croner:
With Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) now reauthorized for the next six years, Lawrence Husick has posted a note offering his views on the analysis and summary of legislative events that I catalogued in Terrorists, America is Still Listening: Section 702 is Alive and Well. While appearing to tacitly acknowledge Section 702’s value as an intelligence collection tool, his response then drifts into an armchair critique not, as best I can tell, on the substance of my analysis of Section 702 or my recounting of the legislative process that produced its renewal; but, instead, on the “undercurrent of vehement resentment” that he insists permeates my presentation. Given his focus both on what I wrote and on how I expressed it, I take this opportunity to offer both comment and clarity regarding several of his observations.
On Snowden and the Fourth Amendment
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