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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"A Better Secret Court"

From the New York Times, some suggestions from James Carr, a former FISA judge. In part:

CONGRESS created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 1978 as a check on executive authority. Recent disclosures about vast data-gathering by the government have raised concerns about the legitimacy of the court’s actions. Congress can take a simple step to restore confidence in the court’s impartiality and integrity: authorizing its judges to appoint lawyers to serve the public interest when novel legal issues come before it.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2013/07/a-better-secret-court.html

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