Gov't Spying Requests Not Always Granted, Secret Court Says

Law360, New York (October 16, 2013, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The chief judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court shot back at accusations that the secret court is a rubber stamp for government spying requests, telling lawmakers in a letter released Tuesday that the court has pushed officials to amend nearly a quarter of its submissions in the past three months.

In a letter addressed to the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee dated Friday but posted on the court's website Tuesday, the court's Presiding Judge Reggie B. Walton revealed that...
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