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Article III Court by Day, Executive Actor by Night

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  FISA, National Security Law  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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  /  No Comments

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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