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The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is no longer serving its constitutional function of providing a check on the executive branch’s ability to obtain Americans’ private communications.
The Brennan Center, along with other criminal justice reform advocates, sent a letter to Senators in support of the Smarter Sentencing Act.
A recent cybersecurity bill working its way through Congress is the latest surveillance program that does little to keep Americans safe.
More than 50 groups sent a letter to the White House and Congressional leaders urging key surveillance reforms in any bill reauthorizing the USA PATRIOT Act.
The FISA Court no longer acts as a check on the executive branch. To bring the court back to it's constitutional purpose, Congress will have to enact serious reforms to safeguard Americans' privacy.