Report: Record Number of Secret Searches in 2005
According to a new disclosure report (mandated by the Patriot Act), there were a record number of secret FISA warrants in 2005.
A secret court approved all but one of the government's requests last year to search or eavesdrop on suspected terrorists and spies, according to Justice Department data released Tuesday.
In all, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court signed off on 2,176 warrants targeting people in the United States believed to be linked to international terror organizations or spies. The record number is more than twice as many as were issued in 2000, the last full year before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
And here's the rub:
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