DOJ Asks FISA Court to Review New Law in Secret Without Amicus Briefs
Via the ACLU (link will be up here shortly):
In a brief filed late yesterday with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the Bush administration asked that any review of the new warrantless surveillance law be kept secret and that the court refuse to accept legal briefs from anyone other than the Justice Department itself. The government is responding to a motion the American Civil Liberties Union filed earlier this month asking the FISC to ensure that any proceedings relating to the scope, meaning or constitutionality of the FISA Amendments Act (FAA) be open to the public to the extent possible.
As to the lack of transparency the Bush Administration is seeking, the ACLU says: [More...}
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