FISA

Obama May Be Blowing His Opportunity to Reform the NSA
January 17, 2014

This piece has been updated throughout to reflect breaking news in advance of the president's 11 a.m. speech.

A Newly Released Secret Opinion Shows Surveillance Courts Are Even Worse Than You Knew
September 25, 2013

Last week, with little fanfare, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) released a previously secret opinion upholding the National Security Agency’s mass surveillance of telephone metadata.

There's a Perfectly Good NSA Defense that the Obama Administration Isn't Making
August 18, 2013

I cannot decide if I am more annoyed at the Washington Post or more annoyed at the Obama administration for the way this latest cache of Snowden-leaked NSA documents is playing.

Investigate FISA
June 15, 2013

The defenders of government surveillance have used the media’s fascination with personalities to turn attention onto leaker Edward Snowden and away from what he disclosed.  What Snowden’s leak should prompt is a re-examination of the National Securit