The FISA Court Will Release More Opinions Because of SnowdenSubmitted by DJP333 on Sat, 09/14/2013 - 13:47
Brian Fung | September 13, 2013
Call it the Edward Snowden effect: Citing the former NSA contractor, a federal judge has ordered the government to declassify more reports from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
In an opinion from the FISC itself, Judge F. Dennis Saylor on Friday told the White House to declassify all the legal opinions relating to Section 215 of the Patriot Act written after May 2011 that aren't already the subject of FOIA litigation.
The court ruled that the White House must identify the opinions in question by Oct. 4.