Jennifer Granick writes:
The consensus is clear that spying on innocent Americans section 215 of the Patriot Act is flatly illegal. The Center for Democracy and Technology said it, Christopher Sprigman and I said it, Laura Donohue said it, Judge Richard Leon said it, the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) said it, Sprigman and I said it again.
So far, less attention has been paid to the legality—and wisdom—of mass surveillance under section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), codified at 50 USC 1881a.
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