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View Diary: Dick Durbin: Secret FISA court 'fixed,' 'loaded' (206 comments)

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  •  So NOW he gets religion? (9+ / 0-)

    Funny that Durbin knew all about these abuses for years and never lifted a finger to change the FISA court until it became public. I'm very skeptical about any changes he thinks are adequate.
    FISA court judges should be nominated by the president and confirmed by the senate, not appointed by the chief justice.
    The idea of making the redacted transcripts available is a good idea. Those rulings should also be reviewed periodically by the two intelligence committees.
    What I fear will happen is that we will get a sham reform that has bi-partisan support and a very freedom loving title, but actually does little to nothing effective.

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