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Download Actual FISA Order for Call Metadata

Click here to download the actual order from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to produce daily “all call detail records or ‘telephony metadata’ created by [redacted] for communications (i) between the United States and abroad; or (ii) wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls,” pursuant to Section 1861 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance […]

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Jul 31st, 2013 FISA

Supreme Court Issues Decision in Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l: Plaintiffs Lack Standing

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court (USSC) issued a decision in the much talked about case Clapper v. Amnesty International. As you may recall, the respondents in this case (petitioners below)—attorneys and human rights, labor, legal, and media organizations—challenged the constitutionality of §1881(a) of the 2008 FISA Amendments Act. Two such respondents included Scott McKay, […]

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Pres. Obama Signs FISA Extension — AP

Although the White House “Signed Legislation” page is not reporting it and CNN is not reporting it, as of 22:17 on 12/30/12, the Associated Press is reporting that President Obama has signed the legislation extending those few provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveilance Act that were scheduled to sunset tomorrow.  It was a foregone conslusion […]

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