FISC limits US government ability to track foreign terror suspects over US networks Brett Murphy at 1:03 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [court rules, PDF; official backgrounder] restricted the government's monitoring of e-mail and telephone conversations of suspected terrorists in foreign countries in a ruling publicly disclosed Thursday. According to US House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-OH) [official website], the ruling limits the ability of US agencies to monitor communications between two suspected terrorists when the communications are on US networks. Some officials worry that this restriction will impair the ability of US agencies to track terrorism abroad.
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