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FISA

ODNI Releases FISC Opinion on New Surveillance Technique

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, in conjunction with the Justice Department, released a March 5 opinion from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The opinion pertains to a proposed novel electronic surveillance technique and its compliance with Title I of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The opinion can be found here and below.

Documents

D.C. Circuit Denies Guantanamo Habeas Petition of Yemeni Detainee

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today denied a habeas corpus petition from a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay. Judge Neomi Rao, writing for the court, argued that "the Due Process Clause may not be invoked by aliens without property or presence in the sovereign territory of the United States." The petitioner, Abdulsalam al Hela, has been in detention at Guantanamo Bay since 2004.

FISA

Justice Department Releases Its Review of FISA Applications Examined by Inspector General

The Justice Department's National Security Division released a review of 29 applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. The 29 applications had been previously examined by the Justice Department's Office of Inspector General (OIG), which shared its findings in a March report.

Federal Law Enforcement

House Intel Committee Seeks Information from DHS about Protest Response

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) asking for an explanation of reports that components of DHS have engaged in "'expanded' intelligence and related activities" in response to events linked to domestic protests. The letter also requests that the department share internal materials related to the behavior in question.