Tag: fisa

  • Congress Moves to Rein in Illegal Wiretaps

    The JUSTICE Act, short for the Judicious Use of Surveillance Tools in Counterterrorism Efforts Act, was brought to my attention today. The JUSTICE Act seeks to put constraints on the Bush-era USA Patriot Act and FISA Act Amendment which drove national security efforts here at home post-9/11. In the past, I have been a very […]

  • I'll See Your Wiretap and Raise you Weapons of Mass Destruction: FISA 2008 Analysis

    In 1978, Congress passed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (50 USC § 1801) which was temporarily overridden by the Protect America Act of 2007 (PL 110-55). The Protect America Act was passed as a short-term bill that would legalize what the President was doing illegally by extending Executive powers over wiretapping to allow for wiretaps […]