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foreign intelligence surveillance act

  • 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
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  • A Former Judge on the Secret Privacy Court Says He Quit Over Surveillance
    When we looked at the 16 people responsible for protecting your privacy, we could not have foreseen the development that emerged Tuesday morning. One former member of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court — eleven of those 16 protectors — told the president's Privacy and Civil Liberties Board — the other five — that the court "has turned into something like an administrative agency. ...
    July 9, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

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