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  •  Interesting question (0+ / 0-)

    what precedential/binding authority does a FISA court opinion have?  It is at the same level as a district court/circuit court?

    Of the people, by the people, for the people.

    by Publius2008 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 10:02:59 AM PST

    •  It's a Court of Appeal with all the same power (1+ / 0-)
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      It could go to another Appeals Court I believe but I could be wrong, or they could ask for the full panel of Judges to rule if that was not done here. If not, it will need to go to SCOTUS.

      President Theodore Roosevelt,"No man can take part in the torture of a human being without having his own moral nature permanently lowered."

      by SmileySam on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 10:07:48 AM PST

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      •  Yeah (0+ / 0-)

        it's odd.  FISA court is essentially a trial court, but I believe appeal is only to the Supreme Court.  Still doesn't resolve the issue, does FISA make law for district court purposes, or is it merely a equilateral court?

        Of the people, by the people, for the people.

        by Publius2008 on Thu Jan 15, 2009 at 10:11:06 AM PST

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    •  FISC is akin to a district court. (0+ / 0-)

      From what I understand, this is the D.C. Circuit Court's review of the FISC's ruling.  My Adobe reader won't let me open it though.

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