November 19, 2013
OK, So It’s Unconstitutional…

…but it makes up for that by being useless:

[FISA court judge John] Bates’ heavily redacted opinion suggests that the collection of the internet and email metadata from Americans in bulk provided only minimal relevant information to FBI for generating terrorism investigation leads, the entire purpose of the program. Bates questioned, as a “threshold concern”, the government’s willingness to represent its activities to the Fisa court it cites as the principal check on its surveillance powers.

Posted by Jerome Doolittle at November 19, 2013 06:33 PM
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FISA court mimics Congress' Theatre of Democracy.

Posted by: wpa on November 21, 2013 4:48 AM
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