Sunday, June 23, 2013

A Glimpse Into The Foreingn Intelligence Survelliance Court

Requests for government surveillance must be approved by FISA.  The operations of the court are a well kept secret.  However, it almost never rejects a government surveillance request.  All of the judges on the court are appointed by the Chief Justice of The Supreme Court.  All of its current members have been appointed by Chief Justice Roberts.  The rulings by the court actually make law and the courts decisions alter our interpretation of the Constitution.  Chief Justice Roberts stated that FISA is a very unusual kind of court.  He stated that courts usually operate in more public fashion.  FISA makes law but its deliberations are not available to the public.  This article provides an overview of FISA.

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