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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Sunday, July 7, 2013

FISA court commentary

The New York Times has an article headlined In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A. Reuters has an article that begins,

The Obama administration on Friday urged a secret U.S. court that oversees surveillance programs to reject a request by a civil liberties group to see court opinions used to underpin a massive phone records database.

Justice Department lawyers said in papers filed in the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the court's opinions are a unique exception to the wide access the public typically has to court records in the United States.

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