Former FISA Court Judge Cautions Against Some Reforms

Law360, Los Angeles (January 14, 2014, 6:42 PM EST) -- A former presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court urged lawmakers on Monday against sweeping court reforms proposed by a White House review group, writing on behalf of the federal judiciary that the reforms would place too much stress on the judiciary without a clear public benefit.

Proposals for a privacy advocate in the surveillance court would be unnecessary and counterproductive, potentially hampering FISC’s work by drawing out the time the court considers each request, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia John D....
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