KOMMONSENTSJANE – A Little Known Tweak To FISA Rules In 2015 Has Big Implications For The Carter Page Warrant. Reclaim Our Republic.

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A Little Known Tweak To FISA Rules In 2015 Has Big Implications For The Carter Page Warrant

Congress requires the FISA court to maintain a pool of lawyers friendly to civil liberties who are willing to challenge the Justice Department’s applications for a spy warrant. But the court almost never uses them.

Mar 5, 2018 By Margot Cleveland

In June 2015, Congress adopted modest reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) — the federal statute that allows the Department of Justice to obtain an ex parte order from a secret court to wiretap suspected terrorists and foreign agents, including American citizens. Recognizing the risk of government abuse inherent in such one-sided proceedings, Congress directed the FISA court to create a roster of attorneys willing to appear as amicus curiae, or friend of the court, to challenge the DOJ’s application for a surveillance warrant.

That reform, if properly implemented, could have averted the current scandal surrounding the FISA court order authorizing a wiretap of former Donald Trump…

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