Chelsea Pushing Back FISA Court

Created in 1978, the FISA Court is the government body tasked with green-lighting wiretap requests and other measures that allow investigators to snoop on foreign suspects. Documents disclosed by Mr. Snowden revealed in 2013 that the FISA Court had for years forced telecommunication companies to give the government the call logs pertaining to millions of Americans by way of blanket requests authorized under the FISA Act.
139 page bill amending FISA ACT

I recently published an op-ed in The Guardian and a bill to abolish the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and to transfer the controversial surveillance authority from the secretive court to a good ol’ fashioned U.S. District Court. Chelsea's Blog

Sec. 2. Amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. (a) Amendments for electronic surveillance.
(1) Section 1801 of title 50, United States Code, is amended—
(A) in subsection (h)(4) by striking “a threat of death or serious bodily harm”

and inserting “an imminent threat of death or serious bodily harm”; and (B) by adding at the end the following:
"(q) “Judge of the United States means any judge of the United States district courts or United States courts of appeal, the judges of which are entitled to hold office during good behavior”;
(2) Section 1802 of title 50, United States Code, is amended—
(A) in subsection (a) by striking “court established under section 103(a)” and

inserting ‘"a judge of the United States”;

FISA Reform Bill


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