Posts Tagged ‘Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act’


Telecoms as Trojan Horses

The debate in Congress about whether to allow Americans to sue companies that participated in the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance activities has little to do with punishing Big Telecom for its role in domestic spying. Rather, keeping alive an estimated 38 pending civil suits against AT&T, Verizon, and other companies has become congressional Democrats’ […]

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A Court at the Crossroads

As Democrats and Republicans debate legislation that would alter 30-year-old limits on intrusive electronic and physical searches by the government, the secretive 11-member court that oversees surveillance of foreign-intelligence targets in the United States finds itself in the middle of a very public power struggle.Regardless of where law and policy makers fall on the question, […]

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