Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Overview (CRS Report RL30465, 2007)

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: An Overview of the Statutory Framework and U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review Decisions, CRS Report RL30465, February 15, 2007 (112-page PDF) U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Public Filings – United States Courts Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) – EPIC Foreign Intelligence Surveillance … Read more

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Gang of Four (CongressionalGlossary.com)

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The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Fourth Amendment – Search and Seizure)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 4 (Amendments 1-10 are known as the Bill Of Rights) (4th Amendment) Amendment IV. (Search and Seizure) The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. III. Section. 3. Treason

The United States Constitution Article. III. (The Judicial Branch) Section. 3. (Treason) Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, … Read more

The Constitution of the United States, Article. II. Section. 2. Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments

The United States Constitution Article. II. (The Executive Branch) Section. 2. (Civilian Power over Military, Cabinet, Pardon Power, Appointments) The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may … Read more