The ruling ignores ignoring overwhelming evidence of anti-Muslim bigotry driving the policy and its harmful impacts on communities both in the U.S. and abroad. The Brennan Center said today’s decision echoes the court’s greenlighting of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Both chambers of the U.S. Congress voted to reauthorize Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, with changes that, for the first time, explicitly endorse warrantless searches of millions of Americans’ communications.
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.
The USA Liberty Act’s primary reform is an effort to address the so-called “backdoor search loophole” by requiring U.S. officials to obtain a warrant before accessing the content of Americans’ communications in criminal cases, unless the government’s primary purpose was to obtain foreign intelligence information.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in a public hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to address questions surrounding his recusal from the Russia investigation and his role in the dismissal of former FBI Director James Comey.
Trump-Russia Investigations: A Guide outlines the key investigative mechanisms available to the legislative and executive branches, methodically highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each option.