Susan Hennessey and I filed a brief today before the FISC suggesting that the court should clarify publicly whether it is satisfied with the DOJ’s conduct before it.
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Lawfare summarized 18 documents related to Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act that ODNI released last month.
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Approves New Targeting and Minimization Procedures: A Summary
A summary of the trove of documents related to FISA targeting and minimization procedures released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, including a lengthy April 26, 2017 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) memorandum order and opinion approving the new and amended targeting and minimization procedures.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released several sets of documents relating to FISA Section 702. The documents are too numerous to embed in this post, but are linked below by category.
A summary of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's annual transparency report regarding the use of national security authorities.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released its annual transparency report regarding use of national security authorities for calendar year 2016, available here and below. Lawfare will publish a summary shortly.
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.
The government has released the second annual Report of the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on Activities of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Courts as required by the USA FREEDOM Act.
The U.S. intelligence community is on the verge of a crisis of confidence and legitimacy it has not experienced since the 1970s.
In Rare En Banc Session, Surveillance Court to Reconsider Whether ACLU Can Seek Release of Documents
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will rehear en banc the ACLU's claim that it has standing to assert a First Amendment right to see FISC decisions upholding the government’s bulk data collection program.