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ID:

709

Date:

2014-12-13

Headline:

Records reveal why court shut down Bush-era spy program

Reporter's name:

Ellen Nakashima

Delay/denial:

Yes

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Washington Post

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The federal government was collecting information on more people communicating through a telecommunications facility than Congress authorized, the secret federal surveillance court reasoned when it ruled in 2007 that the surveillance program was overbroad. The ruling, made public under FOIA, led Congress to debate and ultimately extend the surveillance authority.

Notes:

The 2007 rulings were originally sought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which initially sued for them under FOIA; the rulings were released in response to lawsuits filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the New York Times. (See https://www.aclu.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/safefree/fisc_order_2007_1211.pdf)

Keywords:

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FISA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, FISC, wiretap, email, Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF, New York Times, Protect America Act, FISA Amendments Act, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, Edward Snowden, National Security Agency, NSA, leaks, classified information, warrantless wiretapping, Stellar Wind, metadata

URL:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/records-reveal-why-court-shut-down-bush-era-spy-program/2014/12/13/ef3e04b8-8301-11e4-81fd-8c4814dfa9d7_story.html


Agencies:

DOJ
NSA

States:

DC

Categories:

civil rights
intelligence
justice
law enforcement
technology
telecommunications
terrorism


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