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FISC Rubber Stamp Still Getting A Workout: Not A Single Application Rejected in 2013

from the good-to-spy dept

This shouldn't be a huge surprise, but it appears that the old trusty rubber stamp at the FISA Court is still working quite well. In 2013, despite widespread criticism over its previous "perfect record," the FISA Court continued its streak and approved every single one of the 1,655 applications to get information on people. That means there hasn't been a rejection in four years. That said, as FISC defenders have pointed out, the court does push back on some requests, and require them to be amended. One potentially good note is that out of 178 requests made for business records under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act (the program used to collect bulk information), 141 were sent back by FISC for modifications. It seems likely that at least some of those modifications are part of the Snowden effect.

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    Violynne (profile), May 1st, 2014 @ 7:57am

    It's like the patent office: try, try, and try again until you get a "yes", and everything is invalid afterward.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 1st, 2014 @ 9:47am

    BTW, don't forget to cover the Google's AdSense thievery.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 1st, 2014 @ 9:54am

    Ah well, businesses are special.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 1st, 2014 @ 9:54am

    Re:

    Works the same way in courts.

    It how judges write law.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 1st, 2014 @ 10:39am

    did anyone expect there to be anything change then? that wont happen until there's a change of those that use the stamp!

     

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    Capt ICE Enforcer, May 2nd, 2014 @ 3:35am

    Ammendments required.

    ORDER STATUS: RETURNED-AMMENDMENTS REQUIRED:

    1) Please use the following date format and resubmit 01 May 2014.

     

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