Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

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Noun1.Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court - a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies
Federal Judiciary - the judiciary of the United States which is responsible for interpreting and enforcing federal laws
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
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Finally, the disclosure of some Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) information may simply create press and public demands for more of the same.
Washington DC [U.S.A] Feb 4 ( ANI ): United States President Donald Trump said that the Nunes memo revealed how the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) were used to influence the presidential elections in 2016.
(24.) US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, "In Re Directives Pursuant to SEC.
Wyden supports the USA Freedom Act, which would force the NSA to stop collecting and storing phone calls and require the agency to get a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court before it can obtain records from the phone companies.
The Supreme Court rejected the 2nd Circuit's "objectively reasonable likelihood" standard concluding that it "is inconsistent with our requirement that 'threatened injury must be certainly impending to constitute injury in fact.'" Because, among other things, plaintiff did not have "actual knowledge of the Government's [FISA] targeting practices," much less actual knowledge concerning whether the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court would authorize surveillance under FISA, the Court held that plaintiff's fear of surveillance is "highly speculative" based upon a "chain of contingencies." Furthermore, the Supreme Court held that plaintiffs claim that they have been forced "...
Spy and law-enforcement agencies such as the FBI could then request the data relevant to an investigation - if they get the approval of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which conducts most of its business in secret.
The bill must contain transparency and accountability mechanisms for both government and company reporting, as well as an appropriate declassification regime for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court decisions.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, enacted in 1978, (10) sets up the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), a specialized Article III court with the power to hear and grant government requests for foreign surveillance.
One year ago: The secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ruled again that the NSA could keep collecting every American's telephone records.
The bill would have crucially modified the Patriot Act, hastily approved in the aftermath of the September 2001 attacks on the United States, by changing the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to include a panel of advocates who would argue for civil liberties.
A company that offers email services, for example, would be able to say it received between zero and 999 orders from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court during a six-month period for email content belonging to someone outside the United States.
No government oversight body, including the Justice Department, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, intelligence committees in Congress or the president's Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, has delved into a comparably large sample of what the NSA actually collects - not only from its targets but also from people who may cross a target's path.

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