Secret Wiretap Warrants Double Since 9/11

The number of secret warrants used in counterterrorism and espionage cases have more than doubled since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, according to an annual Justice Department report released today. For 2007, the department confirms that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the secret court that approves such warrants, approved 2,370 requests, compared to 1012 in 2000. The report is required under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which allows the FBI to...Full Story
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