The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: Star Chamber or Star of Liberty?
Michael W. Simpson
University of Wisconsin, Madison - School of Education; University of Wisconsin, Madison - Law School
This paper details the FISA court and statutes including its historical development. The operations of the Court are detailed. The number of surveillance orders issued and denied are detailed. Changes wrought by the Patriot Act are discussed. this paper asks whether the FISC is a new Star Chamber or the star of Liberty.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: patriot act, FISA court, Constitutional law, serach and seizure
JEL Classification: K14, K19, K40, K41, K42, K49
Date posted: May 2, 2007
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