Transparency Project

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Orders

On January 17 2007 the Bush Administration announced that it had let the shadowy Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) review the NSA's domestic spying program which was previously operated without any judicial authorization whatsoever. This Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case seeks disclosure of the FISC's secret orders.

While claiming that the FISC has now legalized the program the Administration has refused to let anyone else see the court orders and confirm key details about what they permit. In addition to its refusal to disclose copies of the FISC orders in response to EFF's FOIA request the Department of Justice has similarly refused to make the orders available to the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a subpoena.

Oral argument in the case is scheduled for July 26 2007 before Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

US Federal Agency:

Stay in Touch

NSA Spying

EFF is leading the fight against the NSA's illegal mass surveillance program. Learn more about what the program is, how it works, and what you can do.

Follow EFF

"Surveillance has wrought unspeakable damage to civil society," says EFF's @sheeyahshee on KZSC UC-Santa Cruz https://soundcloud.com/kzsc/i...

Feb 27 @ 4:46pm

Apply to work with the EFF team defending users and their digital rights. We have six open positions. https://www.eff.org/about/opp...

Feb 27 @ 4:18pm

"Everyone wants to be allowed to fix their stuff" says @iFixit's Kyle Wiens. Why are big tech companies fighting it? https://motherboard.vice.com/...

Feb 27 @ 4:15pm
JavaScript license information