Oct 162013
 October 16, 2013  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Carol D. Leonnig reports:

A secret surveillance court that has been criticized for approving the vast majority of the government’s applications to spy on suspected terrorists and other targets reported Tuesday that the government had revamped roughly one-fourth of its requests in the face of court questions and demands.

The chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Reggie Walton, told members of Congress in a letter that the court’s internal records show that more than 24 percent of government requests for recent warrants had “substantive” modifications in the wake of court review.

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