Key Takeaways From Latest FISA Court Opinion on Section 702 and FBI Warrantless Queries

The FBI is routinely, and consistently violating the law that governs the “Star Chamber” FISA Court, causingvrational law abiding people to ask: what other laws are the US Secret Police violating?

 

From Just Security,

Key Takeaways From Latest FISA Court Opinion on Section 702 and FBI Warrantless Queries

This Monday the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) declassified a set of documents related to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the law’s warrantless surveillance provision. Section 702 authorizes the government to engage in surveillance absent any court approval or suspicion of wrongdoing, but only to target non-U.S. persons located outside the United States, and only for foreign intelligence purposes.

Most important of the newly released documents was a November 2020 FISA Court opinion that approved minor revisions to targeting and minimization guidelines, but also detailed shocking problems with the FBI’s use of Section 702 for U.S. person queries and domestic law enforcement.

Here is the key takeaway from the new opinion:

Warrantless FISA surveillance is creeping into domestic life and policing

Go over there to Just Security, and read more of Jake Laperruque’s excellent coverage of FBI law breaking.

 

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