9th Circ., DC Federal Judges Added To Surveillance Court

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 6:33 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit judge and a Washington, D.C., federal judge have been tapped to fill a pair of vacancies on the secret surveillance court responsible for overseeing the National Security Agency's controversial intelligence-gathering practices, the court said Friday.

The U.S. Supreme Court's Chief Justice John Roberts, who is statutorily charged with making the appointments, named Ninth Circuit Judge Richard C. Tallman to a seven-year term on the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, and designated U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to serve a seven-year term...
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