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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

  • By: Darren A. Wheeler
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was created with the passage of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). FISA, signed into law by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, was an outgrowth of the Church Committee hearings that revealed extensive abuses by ...

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