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Statement on the National Security Agency’s Domestic Surveillance Program
Liberty and Security Committee report analyzes illegality of NSA warrantless wiretapping program and constitutional threats by the president circumventing FISA and calls for congressional investigation and for the president to follow FISA.
Amicus Brief in ACLU v. National Security Agency (Sixth Circuit)
A Michigan federal judge struck down the National Security Agency' s (NSA) warrantless electronic surveillance program as unconstitutional. In the amicus brief, TCP and CNSS argued that the NSA' s warrantless surveillance program violates the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the president lacks any constitutional authority to disregard FISA, and the Fourth Amendment requires the NSA to obtain a warrant before conducting this type of surveillance.
Amicus Brief in ACLU v. National Security Agency (Sixth Circuit)
A Michigan federal judge struck down the National Security Agency' s (NSA) warrantless electronic surveillance program as unconstitutional. In the amicus brief, TCP and CNSS argued that the NSA' s warrantless surveillance program violates the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the president lacks any constitutional authority to disregard FISA, and the Fourth Amendment requires the NSA to obtain a warrant before conducting this type of surveillance.
Statement of Former National Security Officials Urging Adherence to FISA
Fourteen former national security officials, including members of TCP's Liberty and Security Committee, urge that FISA should be followed for foreign intelligence surveillance.
Amicus Brief in In re Warrantless Electronic Surveillance in FISA Court
TCP and CNSS filed an amicus brief with the FISA Court following the Justice Department's briefing describing and defending the legality of the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program. The amicus brief explains how warrantless surveillance violates both the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Constitution.
Amicus Brief in In re Warrantless Electronic Surveillance in FISA Court
TCP and CNSS filed an amicus brief with the FISA Court following the Justice Department's briefing describing and defending the legality of the NSA's warrantless wiretapping program. The amicus brief explains how warrantless surveillance violates both the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and the Constitution.
Statement of Former Government Officials on FISA
Sixteen former government officials, including TCP Liberty and Security Committee members, urge Congress to investigate whether FISA may need to be amended to ensure that foreign intelligence surveillance may be conducted under FISA.
Coalition letter to House Judiciary Committee regarding FISA and NSA warrantless wiretapping
Coalition of NGOs including TCP urge House Judiciary Committee to investigate NSA warrantless wiretapping program.
Coalition letter to Senate Judiciary Committee regarding FISA and NSA warrantless wiretapping
Coalition of NGOs including TCP urge Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate NSA warrantless wiretapping program .
Letter from former government officials and academics to congressional leadership regarding FISA and NSA warrantless wiretapping
Fourteen former government officials and academics urge Congress that FISA does not authorize warrantless wiretapping and explain constitutional concerns with NSA program.
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