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Sessions resigns as attorney general
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions submitted his resignation letter to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Wednesday at the request of President Donald Trump. In the letter, Sessions touted the record numbers of "violent offenders and firearm de (More)
House Intelligence Committee releases Democrat response to Nunes Memo
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on Saturday released a redacted version of the Democrat response to Devin Nunes's memo countering GOP claims that the FBI overstepped their surveillance authority while investigating Rus (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 February 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: Twenty-three state attorneys general, led by New York's Eric Schneiderman , filed a petition for review in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday challenging the (More)
FISA court considering request to release hearings regarding Carter Page
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) released two letters on Thursday stating that it would consider requests from two Congressional Representatives to release the hearing transcripts which caused former Trump advisor Carter Page to (More)
House Intelligence Committee releases memo concerning Russia investigation
US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) , with approval from President Trump, declassified and released a memo on Friday claiming that the FBI overstepped their surveillance authority while investigating Russian involvement in th (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 20 January 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: The US Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari in Trump v. Members of Congress introduced legislation Thursday that would prohibit lawmakers from paying settlements in sexual harassment clai (More)
Senate votes to extend warrantless surveillance program until 2023
The US Senate voted 65-34 on Thursday in favor of a six-year extension of the FISA Amendments Act , which authorizes the National Security Agency (NSA) to gather intelligence by means of warrantless surveillance of foreign persons and American co (More)
Federal appeals court revives Wikimedia suit against NSA
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday allowed a lawsuit by Wikimedia to proceed against the National Security Agency (NSA) . The suit claims that the NSA's use of Upstream violates the First and Fourth Amendments. Upstream is a (More)
Report: NSA collected citizens' phone records despite USA Freedom Act
The National Security Agency (NSA) published a report Tuesday saying that the agency had collected and stored more than 1.5 million civilian phone records in 2016. This report is the first that has been issued since the implementation of the USA Fr (More)
Federal judge dismisses challenge to NSA surveillance
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland on Friday dismissed [opinion, PDF; ACLU press release] a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other human rights organizations challenging surveillance by the (More)
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