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  •  Excellent post, McJoan. (5+ / 0-)
    But those problems might be somewhat mitigated if the FISA court worked like any other court in the United States, with an adversary. But there is no mechanism in this secret court for someone to argue against the government. There's a "Court of Review" to hear challenges and appeals, but that almost never happens. How could it, when the decisions are kept secret?
    This is a big problem and Congress did it.  At a minimum, there needs to be some sort of adversary process.  If nothing else, a public defender of the proivacy rights in the 4th Amendment.  

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    by TomP on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 12:25:12 PM PDT

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