The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: Star Chamber or Star of Liberty?

26 Pages Posted: 2 May 2007

Date Written: May 2007

Abstract

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.

Keywords: patriot act, FISA court, Constitutional law, serach and seizure

JEL Classification: K14, K19, K40, K41, K42, K49

Suggested Citation

Simpson, Michael W., The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: Star Chamber or Star of Liberty? (May 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=983820 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.983820

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