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Fri Apr 29, 2016, 10:30 PM

U.S. spy court rejected zero surveillance orders in 2015: memo

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend, a Justice Department document showed.

The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for authority to intercept communications, including email and phone calls, according to a Justice Department memo sent to leaders of relevant congressional committees on Friday and seen by Reuters. The court did not reject any of the applications in whole or in part, the memo showed.

The total represented a slight uptick from 2014, when the court received 1,379 applications and rejected none.

The court, which acts behind closed doors, was established in 1978 to handle applications for surveillance warrants against foreign suspects by U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies and grew more controversial after 2013 leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/u-spy-court-rejected-zero-surveillance-orders-2015-002950030.html?nhp=1

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Response to Little Tich (Original post)

Fri Apr 29, 2016, 10:34 PM

1. But of course... Constitution is just a goddamn piece of

 

paper, so it is said.

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Fri Apr 29, 2016, 10:46 PM

2. Well...

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Response to Little Tich (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 01:37 AM

3. John Roberts' hand-picked FISA court rejects zero surveillance orders.

 

Keeping Carlyle Group-owned Booz Allen Hamilton in government contracts.

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Response to Little Tich (Original post)

Sat Apr 30, 2016, 05:05 PM

4. No choice

 

They don't have a choice. The law states that upon certification by the Attorney General the court shall approve which means they have absolutely no choice in the matter if the paperwork is correct.

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