January 15, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses two recent decisions on the constitutionality of the National Security Agency's (NSA) metadata collection program ...Edward Snowden, who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA), revealed a secret order ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on Monday declassified intelligence documents regarding data collection under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) order permitting the National Security ...[read more]
November 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied the petition for certiorari in a case challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) April order requiring Verizon to turn over data to the National Security Agency (NSA) including US telephone calls and Internet exchanges. The case, brought by ...[read more]
September 18, 2013
by Max Slater
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) released a previously classified opinion on Tuesday explaining why a National Security Agency (NSA) program to keep records of Americans' phone calls is constitutional. The opinion, written by US district court judge Claire Eagan, said that ...[read more]
September 14, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A judge for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on Friday ordered the review of FISC opinions to identify which are subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure. The order comes in response to a motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) directly to FISC ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Yahoo filed suit in the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) on Monday demanding the right to disclose the number of user data requests made by the US government under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Last week Yahoo joined Google and Microsoft in publishing a ...[read more]
September 9, 2013
by Peter Snyder
According to a report released by the Washington Post Saturday, the Obama administration won permission from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency (NSA) use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails. The revelations ...[read more]
August 22, 2013
by G. Redd
The National Security Agency (NSA) obtained up to 56,000 unauthorized communications by misrepresenting the scope of its collection activities when it requested permission to collect documents, according to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinion declassified Wednesday. The NSA ...[read more]
August 10, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
President Barack Obama on Friday gave a speech proposing a four-step reform to increase the credibility and legitimacy of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). The first step will reform Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which involves the collection... ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 permits electronic and physical monitoring to assess threats and maintain US safety. FISA created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which grants surveillance warrants. Concerned with authorization of wiretaps against ...[read more]

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