Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

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Noun1.Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act - an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence; separate from ordinary law enforcement surveillance
legislative act, statute - an act passed by a legislative body
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"Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection," Trump wrote, in a Twitter post, "This is NOT the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election.
In his tweet announcing he has just signed the bill, Trump wrote: "This is NOT the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election."
While the recent spotlight has been on the use of the FISA law by the U.S.
Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has challenged the administration's interpretation of the FISA law and has warned that "most Americans would be stunned to learn" the extent of the government's surveillance.
Merkley said the court interprets the FISA law, and its definitions of key terms shape the scope and nature of surveillance, and has issued opinions that raise the question of whether the surveillance authority "is a gateway that is thrown wide open to any level of spying on Americans."
So that means that standing up for the FISA law as written and the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution is enough to make a member of Congress a threat to our nation's security.