July 3, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) issued a report Wednesday endorsing the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance program before a final meeting to discuss and vote on the release of the report. The report contained the results of a study the board conducted on how the ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Office of the Federal Public Defender of Colorado and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a motion on behalf of terror suspect Jamshid Muhtorov Wednesday to suppress evidence the National Security Agency (NSA) obtained from surveillance conducted pursuant to the FISA Amendments Act ...[read more]
December 30, 2012
by Addison Morris
The US Senate passed the Reauthorization Act of 2012 on Friday in a 73-23 vote to extend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act of 2008 (FISA) for five years. FISA grants the National Security Agency (NSA) the authority to conduct surveillance of Americans? phone calls and emails... ...[read more]
September 13, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US House of Representatives on Wedneday voted to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act of 2008 (FISA), a highly contested law designed as a national security protection against terrorism and other foreign threats. The law's Reauthorization Act of 2012 renews 2008 ...[read more]
July 10, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 10, 2009, an unclassified report released by five government agencies found that the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program relied on flawed legal analysis at its inception. In June 2009, a federal judge had upheld provisions of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 giving ...[read more]
February 12, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 12, 2008, the US Senate voted 68-29 in favor of the FISA Amendments Act, legislation intended to replace the temporary Protect America Act in modernizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The legislation provided immunity for telecommunications companies from lawsuits related ...[read more]
August 21, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit challenging amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that expand government power to eavesdrop on overseas conversations. The suit was filed in July 2008 by the American ...[read more]
August 20, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Amnesty International USA, et al. v. McConnell, et al., US District Court for the Southern District of New York, August 20, 2009 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on FISA... ...[read more]
August 29, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Michelle Richardson: Just when you thought domestic spying power grabs had been put to rest for the duration of this Administration, the Justice Department has publicly announced its intent to go after one of the last existing hurdles between the government and our private lives: the simple r... ...[read more]
July 28, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Daniel N. Arshack: The FISA Amendments Act passed by the House (H.R. 6304) allows the mass acquisition of U.S. citizens' and residents' international communications. Although the Act prohibits the government from intentionally targeting people inside the U.S., it places vi... ...[read more]

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