The National Security Law Podcast

The National Security Law Podcast: A Deep Dive Into…the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

By Robert Chesney, Steve Vladeck
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 8:48 PM

Welcome to part one of a two-part deep-dive series concerning FISA! In this episode, Professors Chesney and Vladeck begin with the history and context leading up to the creation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and then explain the central features of the statute and some of the key issues that arose during its first two decades. Part two (episode 97), which carries the story forward to the present, will post tomorrow!

Oh, hey, while we have your attention: Yes, there was another two-week extension in Doe v. Mattis.