Surveillance Bill’s Renewal Leaves Oversight To High Court

Law360, New York (January 3, 2013, 8:47 PM EST) -- In reauthorizing without changing legislation that gives the government sweeping authority to intercept international communications, Congress last week punted oversight of the controversial surveillance powers to the U.S. Supreme Court, which soon will decide whether courts can hear future challenges to the law, attorneys say.

With the 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act set to expire Dec. 31, President Barack Obama on Sunday signed into law the FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012, H.R. 5949, after the U.S. Senate approved the proposal to...
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