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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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Obama to Extend Digital Surveillance

By   /  October 6, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The Obama administration will introduce legislation early next year mandating that all electronic communications providers (including BlackBerry and websites like Facebook) be capable of immediate compliance with wiretapping orders. According to the New York Times, the Federal government is looking to expand its wiretapping authority from telephone-only into all electronic communications, in an effort to […]

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Federal Judge finds NSA wiretapping of Oregon Islamic charity illegal

By   /  April 1, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

On Wednesday a federal judge ruled that the government illegally wiretapped the phones of the Saudi-based Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation, intercepting conversations between foundation officials and American lawyers Wendell Belew and Asim Ghafoor. Judge Vaughn R. Walker, chief judge of the Federal District Court in San Francisco, found that the foundation officials and lawyers “were subjected […]

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