Wyden To Oppose FISA Extension Absent Surveillance Info

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 11:35 PM EDT) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., will oppose a five-year extension of certain surveillance powers afforded by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments of 2008 until Congress can provide enough information about the number of Americans whose communications are being intercepted, he said Monday.

The amendments broadened the scope of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 to allow federal intelligence agencies to intercept foreign communications without explicit court approval, arguing that it could expose the communications of innocent American citizens as well. The extension would delay the...
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