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Modernizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Kris discusses the justification for and meaning behind the PAA, the Responsible Surveillance that is Overseen, Reviewed and Effective (RESTORE) Act, and the FAA. The paper argues for a new approach to communications that ...
The Protect America Act of 2007: Modifications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Discusses alterations made to FISA by the PAA of 2007 and their potential impact on and parallels to existing law, as well as recent legislative developments.
Minimization Cannot Be Relied Upon to Protect the Rights of Americans Under a Warrantless Surveillance Program
CDT argues (contra the Executive branch) that relying on minimization will not address the deficiencies in the PAA: (a) even if it meant that the gov’t would discard all USP communications intercepted (which it doesn’t), ...
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: An Overview of the Statutory Framework and U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review Decisions
Comprehensive (103 page) report recounts the history of FISA and subsequent amendment of the statute via the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, the 2002 Homeland Security Act, the 2002 Intelligence Authorization Act, the Intelligence ...
Government Access to Phone Calling Activity and Related Records: Legal Authorities
Addresses recently-released public information about NSA collection programs and progress of related litigation, as well as statutory authorities regarding access by the government, for either foreign intelligence or law ...