Tag Archives: FISA
Snowden talks about why he decided to whistleblow and how he landed in Moscow where he now lives. Ellsberg talks about the Pentagon Papers and along the way the courage and necessity of whistleblowers.
Singer has slipped secret, poisoned dossiers to media outlets to destroy the reputations of elected officials from Argentina to the Congo — all to make another billion.
Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of the United States take place in one-sided secretive courts, away from the public eye? A look at the history and procedures of the FISC make it clear: real reform is needed now. BY NADIA KAYYALI EFF.org AUGUST 15, 2014 Should interpretation of the laws and Constitution of […]
Indeed, the government’s ability to monitor such high-profile Muslim-Americans—with or without warrants—suggests that the most alarming and invasive aspects of the NSA’s surveillance occur not because the agency breaks the law, but because it is able to exploit the law’s permissive contours. NEWS By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain The Intercept 9 Jul 2014 12:01 AM The National […]
Citing “Intense Public Interest and Concern” Over Mass Surveillance, Judge Orders DOJ to Turn Over Secret Legal Opinions for Court to Review
A federal judge today ordered the Department of Justice to hand over key opinions by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (also known as the “FISA court”) so the judge can directly review whether information about mass surveillance was improperly withheld from the public. BY DAVE MAASS EFF.org June 13, 2014 Courtroom sketch by Susie Cagle. Click to enlarge. The order is […]
In the FISC … this balanced system breaks down. This one-sided system allows for no accountability except in the rare circumstance where the affected parties can raise the issue with the court. Indeed, in most cases, the arguments and the decision are kept secret, and no one can second-guess the government. BY NADIA KAYYALI AND KURT OPSAHL April […]
Incensed Fisa court judges questioned NSA’s truthfulness after repeated breaches of rules meant to protect Americans’ privacy Spencer Ackerman in New York Tuesday 19 November 2013 13.42 EST theguardian.com Fisa court judge John Bates found that the NSA engaged in ‘systemic overcollection’. Photograph: Paul J Richards/AFP Newly declassified court documents indicate that the National Security Agency shared its […]
The justification for this secret court—as is usual in the development of 20th century secret police states—is national security. By William Pfaff Jul 10, 2013 truthdig.com The current of awkward revelations concerning the clandestine or publicly misrepresented practices of the present and recent American administrations goes on. A long exposition in the New York Times and International Herald Tribune […]