Oct 102011
 October 10, 2011  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Laws, Surveillance

Robert Chesney writes:

Charlie Savage of the New York Times has filed this FOIA suit in an effort to acquire a classified report issued by DOJ and ODNI to Congress “pertaining to intelligence collection authorities” under section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act (permitting the government to obtain from the FISC an order for the production of “any tangible things” upon a showing of “reasonable grounds” in relation to an international terrorism or counterintelligence investigation).

Read more on Lawfare.

I hope the court does order disclosure.  Our government should not be permitted to have secret analyses of how they are interpreting a law that is used to surveill citizens.  This is truly a matter of public interest and urgent concern.

(Via Rick Forno, Infowarrior.org)

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