The latest Snowden leak revealing the NSA's surveillance of five American Muslims raises new questions about whether the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court can be trusted to serve as a bulwark against government overreach.
An independent oversight board called the NSA's bulk collection program illegal. Then, last month, they gave the NSA a pass on warrantless collection of Americans’ calls and e-mails. Why the hands-off approach this time around?
The Supreme Court's recent decision requiring a warrant before police can search an individual's cell phone could boost current and future legal challenges to surveillance of Americans’ phone and Internet records.
The NYPD is targeting the city's Muslims in the hope of turning them into informants. Keeping people in jail because of their religion, even if just a "few hours longer" than normal, is unconscionable and unconstitutional.
The House passed a substantially weaker version of the USA FREEDOM Act last month in an attempt to rein in NSA surveillance practices. It is now up to the Senate to breathe life back into this reform effort.