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 […]