Today, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security released a report trumpeting that “three out of every four, or 402, individuals convicted of international terrorism-related charges in U.S. federal courts” since 9/11 were foreign-born.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), with changes that would for the first time endorse warrantless searches of millions of Americans’ online and phone communications.
Because the government could still search the 702 data without a warrant at the early stages of its investigations, the FBI acknowledged to lawmakers that the bill’s warrant requirement would rarely apply in practice.
The League of Women Voters of Texas and Texas State Conference of the NAACP were pleased to learn on that the Trump administration decided to dissolve the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
This sets up a major conflict between the states and the federal government. It’s also the second time Attorney General Sessions has changed Justice Department enforcement priorities to include lower-level offenses.