Nick DiVito reports:
The once-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has mishandled demands to reveal the government’s attempted justifications of its program of collecting the call and email data of Americans, a media coalition said.
Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press filed the amicus brief with the FISC, just before Thanksgiving last week, alongside Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Courthouse News Service and 21 other media organizations.
The brief takes aim at a Sept. 13 ruling in which the FISC found that the ACLU and its D.C.-based Nation’s Capital chapter alone had standing to seek the release of precedential FISC opinions that underlie the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.
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