May 2, 2016

Unconstitutional surveillance court did not deny any government requests last year

Washington Post 

 “The secretive U.S. Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court did not deny a single government request in 2015 for electronic surveillance orders granted for foreign intelligence purposes, continuing a longstanding trend,” according to a Justice Department document reported by Reuters. “The court received 1,457 requests last year on behalf of the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for authority to intercept communications, including email and phone calls … The total represented a slight uptick from 2014, when the court received 1,379 applications and rejected none.”

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