Via the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, news that Attorney General Ashcroft has submitted a report “pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, Title 50, United States Code, Section 1807, as amended,” as acknowledged in this letter. The letter states, “1228 applications were made to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for electronic surveillance and physical search. The Court initially approved 1226 applications in 2002.”
In related news, see this article, A Recent Judicial Reprimand of Attorney General Ashcroft Exposes a Pattern of Gag Order and Ethics Violations By His Office, and this AP article.
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