Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court


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Noun1.Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court - a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies
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14) FISA provides for both en banc consideration and appeals to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (Court of Review).
The primary mechanism by which the NSA has legitimated its surveillance activities is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), a closed, non-adversarial setting.
All three commended the president for his half-measures to rein in the NSA's bulk telephone spying program, and all three gave the president some points for proposing an independent privacy advocate before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Obama also called on Congress to authorize establishment of a new panel of outside advocates to participate in "significant cases" before the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that handles intelligence collection issues.
The secretive US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on Friday renewed the authority of US intelligence agencies to collect data on millions of Americans' telephone calls in a program that has set off a legal battle over privacy rights.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court flatly warned in 2011 that some of the agency's activities were illegally broad; the NSA supposedly changed its domestic procedures.
Bush administration began monitoring phone calls without bothering to seek warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which turns down a request for search authorization about as often as Halley's Comet comes into view.
I recently read that Judge John Bates, the Head of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, issued a secret decision in 2011, indicting that the National Security Agency's spying on people is anti-constitutional.
The President compounded the retreat by saying he wants a new adversarial advocate added to the current surveillance review done by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISC.
NSA lawyers told the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the agency could not practicably filter out the communications of Americans.
html) a second report by the Post claims the chief judge of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) said it lacks the tools to independently verify how often NSA spying breaks the court's rules aimed to protect Americans' privacy.
The court order was granted to the National Security Agency in April by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court against Verizon and it expires on July 19.

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