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
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is supposed to stop abuses of warrantless surveillance power. But out of the thousands of requests for warrantless surveillance made this decade by the administration of President Barack Obama, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has not rejected a single request.
I am grateful to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for at least holding hearings on the subject of the massive warrantless surveillance. On March 19, 2014, the PCLOB held a hearing and subsequently produced a transcript so that we can hear the Obama