Skip to comments.In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A. (almost a parallel Supreme Court)
Posted on 07/06/2013 9:00:30 PM PDT by chessplayer
The 11-member Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, known as the FISA court, was once mostly focused on approving case-by-case wiretapping orders. But since major changes in legislation and greater judicial oversight of intelligence operations were instituted six years ago, it has quietly become ALMOST A PARALLEL SUPREME COURT, serving as the ultimate arbiter on surveillance issues and delivering opinions that will most likely shape intelligence practices for years to come, the officials said.
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OK... the acronym doesn't fit the source description. Is there a reason ?
Is Moscow, do they have the same 'court' and do they call it the FISB ?
N.S.A. = No Such Agency
>> Remember how the Democrats in congress were constantly making an issue of the FISA court
An example of how Congress has the legal, financial, and political means to affect the outcome of the controversial activity.
Yeah, people can't be that stupid.
FISA started in the 70’s I believe..
I don’t even know why anyone would serve in the military, anymore. Yeah, they swear an oath to defend the Constitution, but in reality they are defending a dictatorship.
Where does it say all that in the Constitution?
Maybe even not so wee an understatement.
F.I.S.A = Federal Internet Screening Authority
The younger dynachrome starte majoring in booze and other drugs about then.
Hey, if it weren’t for this heroism, Bin Laden and his gang would be riding their camels down Constitution Avenue and we’d all be speaking Eye-Racki. Oh ... 9/11, 9/11, 9/11!
What are you, some kind of DU dope smoker? Or libertarian tinfoil hat in his Mom’s basement .... blah, blah ...
Giuliani in 2016!
“I dont even know why anyone would serve in the military, anymore.”
To learn as much as you can of course.
I catch hell from my friends for not condemning Snowden.
Those “patriots” would be all too happy to report you to the nearest commissar if we had them.
How about a secret court court?
It would be a double secret court court comprised of commuting homeowners picked randomly off the street to serve 30 day terms determining which xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxx and xxxxxxxx will be subject to xxxxxxxxxx leading to xxxxxx and xxxxxxxxxx with xx xxxxx xx xxxxxx.
(redacted for reasons of double secret court court national security)
But but, they are catching terrorists, so it`s ok.
USA isn`t a Constitutional Republic anymore. Hasn`t been since Lincoln and certainly gone since FDR. It`s akin to a 3rd world banana State with reserve currency status. Once it loses reserve currency status, the Statist dystopia collapses.
I thought I knew about most of this stuff (well, that’s public), but I had never heard of that court until recently (like the last month or so).
secret courts are g-d unconstitutional.
there is so much wrong with fedgov, it must all be stopped, and rebuilt fromthe ground up.
This made me laugh, though only to keep me from screaming in rage. Justice is important to me, see the tagline.
And more and more they have to hide any Christian beliefs they have, and they have to be careful to not offend the sodomites.
Bumping that to the top!
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