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  •  The case involved a telecom's refusal. (3+ / 0-)
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    skywaker9, mcjoan, TracieLynn

    Apparently a telecom refused to comply with a FISA order issued under the 2007 FISA law, claiming that the law was unconstitutional.  The FISA court denied that objection, and the telecom filed an appeal in the circuit court.  The circuit court seems to have upheld the FISA court's ruling ordering the telecom to comply.

    There's a lot of "apparently" and "seems to" there because the NYT writers haven't seen either ruling, and are relying on descriptions from sources who have.

    In short, the ruling doesn't seem to apply to actions in violation of the 1978 or 2007 FISA laws, but only to the constitutionality of the 2007 FISA law.  (More "seems to," for the reasons above.)

    Make sense?

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