Monday, February 09, 2009

FISA Court of Review Approves Warrantless Wiretapping

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, in one
of its rarely published but still redacted decisions, declined to find wiretapping on foreign intelligence targets conducted without a warrant, purusant to the Protect America Act. The court found the
searches fell under the special needs exception to the need obtain a warrant under the Fourth Amendment.

For a full discussion of the decision, go here, and choose Privacy
and Information - February