FISA Court Wants Answers From White House on Domestic Surveillance

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 5, 2006

The Washington Post today reported that the FISA Court judges will be briefed by intelligence officials next week on details regarding post 9/11 authorization of domestic wiretapping. In addition, the article states that only the court’s presiding judge was informed about the program prior to the information becoming public in December 2005.
Related references:

  • How Much Authority Does the President Possess When He Is Acting as “Commander In Chief”? Evaluating President Bush’s Claims Against a Key Supreme Court Executive Power Precedent, by Edward Lazarus
  • Tinker, Tailor, Miner, Spy – Why the NSA’s snooping is unprecedented in scale and scope.
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