This week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are raising a ruckus over a memo that they wrote themselves. They say that the memo contains evidence that a Trump appointee to the FBI, Rod Rosenstein, asked judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)
Yesterday, a Republican-only group of U.S. Senators led by Tom Cotton introduced S. 1339, legislation that would make the FISA Amendments Act – Section VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act – permanent. When the FISA Amendments Act was passed in 2008, it was so
If you’ve been following changes to American surveillance law since 2001, you’ll know that most of the U.S. government’s surveillance activities are propped up by two laws: the USA Patriot Act and the FISA Amendments Act. The Patriot Act authorized agents of the United States
Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?