The National Security Agency will end “about” collection under Section 702, involving the collection of emails and text messages to and from U.S. persons and people overseas that mention targeted foreigners, reports Charlie Savage in the New York Times. The halt in collection appears to be due to the Agency’s difficulty in complying with regulations imposed by the FISA Court.
Helen Klein Murillo is a student at Harvard Law School, where she is an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Helen holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of California, Irvine.
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The Washington Post reports that Department of Justice officials are considering bringing criminal charges and seeking the arrest of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange.
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts today released its statutorily mandated annual report on activities of the FISA courts. The unclassified version of the report contains summary statistics on the number of applications made under various statutory authorities and the number of those applications granted, modified, or denied in part or in full. The reporting requirement was enacted in 2015, and this is the first report containing a full year of statistics.
A review of what we know about the Justice Department's letters to Sally Yates indicating its intent to invoke executive privilege to keep Yates from testifying before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
On March 11, the Court of Military Commissions Review (CMCR)—the appellate court sandwiched between the military commissions and review at the D.C. Circuit court of appeals—issued a two-pronged order in the long-simmering appeal of the 2012 military commission conviction of Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al Qosi.
The military commission discusses Zero Dark Thirty, expert witnesses, and a very important question: Who is the mysterious Greg Sansig who has permissions to privileged defense material?
This Week at the Military Commissions, 3/20 Session: Medical Records, High-Value Detainee Designations, and Classification Guidance
Two weeks of pretrial hearings begin in the 9/11 case.