27 Apr FISA Court Denies Record Number of Spy Orders in Trump’s First Year
According to the annual data published by US courts last Wednesday, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court had denied a record number of surveillance orders in Trump’s first year, more than the total within the court’s 40-year history.
The court had denied 26 applications in full, and 50 applications in part. The report also showed that out of the 1,614 requests that had been filed, 1,147 were permitted while 391 were granted only after modification.
The figures, along with a classified version of the report, are submitted to Congress as part of a requirement under the 2015 Freedom Act which was passed after the revelations of Edward Snowden.