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Watching the Watchers: Legal Effects of the Section 702 Renewal

By   /  February 18, 2018  /  FISA, Fourth Amendment, Intelligence, National Security Law & Policy, Secrecy, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By: Carly Nuttall  The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) first became law in 1978. Broadly speaking, FISA is a federal law that outlines the necessary procedures for physical and electronic surveillance concerning foreign intelligence information between foreign powers and/or agents of foreign powers that are suspected of either espionage or terrorism. FISA also created the […]

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Article III Court by Day, Executive Actor by Night

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  FISA, National Security Law  /  Comments Off on Article III Court by Day, Executive Actor by Night

By Dale Ton Although the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) has largely avoided the public limelight for the nearly four decades of its existence, its time in the shadows may be ending.  The early days of President Donald Trump’s administration turned America’s attention towards the federal judiciary, with individual judges and the institution becoming subjected […]

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A Fourth Amendment Sunset: The FISA 702 Program Reauthorization

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Fourth Amendment, Intelligence, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on A Fourth Amendment Sunset: The FISA 702 Program Reauthorization

By Victoria Garcia The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) 702 Program is an ongoing surveillance program that collects information about foreign nationals who are abroad and have connections to terrorist organizations.[1]  Currently, the 702 Program is set to expire at the end of 2017.  While Congress will likely reauthorize the 702 Program, debates about including […]

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Supremes Deny Cert on FISA Search Case

By   /  November 3, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Supremes Deny Cert on FISA Search Case

The Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of searches and seizures performed under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

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Federal Judge Rules NSA Wiretaps Illegal

By   /  April 2, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  Comments Off on Federal Judge Rules NSA Wiretaps Illegal

Yesterday, a federal judge in the Northern Distinct of California ruled the program of domestic warrantless wiretapping illegal, as it violates the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA requires the government to get court approval prior to conducting electronic surveillance or wiretapping on any private communication between the United States and another nation. The program […]

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