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 August 1, 2013  Posted by  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Stewart Baker writes:

I ended up testifying again on FISA reform yesterday, this time to Senate Judiciary.  While mostly repeating my past testimony, I added a critique of two recent proposals for reforming FISA:

One idea is to declassify FISA court opinions. Another is to appoint outside lawyers with security clearances who can argue against the government.  The problem with these proposals is that they’re not likely to persuade the FISA doubters that the law protects their rights. But they are likely to put sources and methods at greater risk.

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