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Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

News

  1. Remove some mystery from secret FISA court

    The Obama administration is reportedly exploring ways to declassify some documents related to the controversial, secret FISA court.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  2. HAROLD PEASE: Is government spying on its own citizens constitutional?

    Recent revelations on either the National Securities Administration’s seven-year accumulation of your phone calls and email massages, or, the 35 years of FISA court’s special surveillance requests on
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Magnolia Potpourri

  3. FISA and Patriot Act Under Fire in U.S. Senate

    Leahy seeks to reform FISA and Patriot Act.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: US News & World Report

Quotes

  1. "For Congress to legislate effectively in this area, it has to have full information about the executive branch's interpretations of FISA," Leahy said. "We cannot, and certainly, we should not legislate in the dark, where the administration...
    on Aug 20, 2007 By: Patrick Leahy Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. The court, which oversees the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, "must continue to play an essential role in authorizing surveillance and overseeing its execution," Rockefeller said. "They are the trusted steward of FISA, and they can and...
    on Aug 1, 2007 By: Jay Rockefeller Source: Washington Post

  3. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., said: "The proposed FISA deal is not a compromise; it is a capitulation."
    on Jun 19, 2008 By: Russ Feingold Source: FOXNews

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