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FISA Court Opposes Oversight of NSA
Coach is Right ^ | January 25, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer

Posted on 01/25/2014 7:43:42 AM PST by darkwing104

In a purely make believe, “dog and pony show” the Obama Administration is claiming to take action in order to protect American citizens from illegal data collection by the NSA.

FISA Court

The United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) was created in 1978 to oversee warrants filed against suspected foreign intelligence agents within the United States. Most warrant requests are filed by the NSA and the DOJ. After the passage of the Patriot Act, the court allowed the intelligence agency and FBI greater leeway to spy on Americans in the hope of catching domestic terrorists. The court had failed miserably in its duty to restrain the intelligence gatherers from violating the privacy of American Citizens. One proposal from the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies was to assign an independent privacy advocate to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The job of the independent privacy advocate would be to “satisfy privacy, legal and civil liberties concerns over the NSA’s surveillance practices.” The Courts opposed the idea appointing an independent advocate as “unnecessary and possibly counterproductive.” U.S. District Judge John D. Bates told Congress “the participation of an advocate would neither create a truly adversarial process nor constructively assist the courts in assessing the facts.” In a nutshell, the judges didn’t wish to be held accountable.

Trust Me

The NSA and DOJ have a creditably problem. They have lost the trust of the American people. Mr. Obama, in “the spirit of reform,” wishes to regain the trust of the American people in the intelligence community. He wants the NSA to collect information and share it with other government agencies but doesn’t want the public to know. He will never admit that he had to approve or authorize any activity

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: nsafisa


1 posted on 01/25/2014 7:43:42 AM PST by darkwing104
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To: darkwing104

So, the Rubber Stamp Court opposes taking the ‘rubber’ out of their stamp?


2 posted on 01/25/2014 7:47:38 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: darkwing104

Secret court opposes oversight of illegal surveillance.


3 posted on 01/25/2014 7:49:17 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Gaffer

Well, that is not surprising. These two entities have a symbiotic relationship. Neither would want the other’s power to be curbed. One give the the other legitimacy, while the other one provides the business and reason for existence.


4 posted on 01/25/2014 7:51:42 AM PST by Moorings
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To: Moorings

Unfortunately, fatally true. The ‘fatal’ aspect meaning fatal to freedom for citizens.


5 posted on 01/25/2014 7:58:11 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: darkwing104

The communist party at work to deceive the low info citizen while warring against conservative Americans to bring them into enslavement as servents and slaves of the most godless and hate filled left is my guess. The injustice dept. will gladly rubber stamp his evil.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 8:00:41 AM PST by kindred (Conservative third party or America is dead, the golden goose has been stabbed to many times)
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To: darkwing104

“FISA Court Opposes Oversight of NSA” - Well then, that should tell you all you need to know about the legitimacy of the FISA court.


7 posted on 01/25/2014 8:11:42 AM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: darkwing104; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

8 posted on 01/25/2014 8:26:59 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: darkwing104

The Plan:

DOJ + NSA + IRS = KGB


9 posted on 01/25/2014 10:42:09 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: darkwing104
The NSA and DOJ have a creditably problem.

So does the writer.

10 posted on 01/25/2014 10:44:49 AM PST by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence.)
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To: null and void

of course it does


11 posted on 01/25/2014 1:00:25 PM PST by Nifster
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