The government and the press continue to refer to the FISA Court1 as a judicial review, a third party oversight of the government’s intrusions on our privacy. This misuse of words and concepts needs correction.
- The press has used the phrase FISA Court so frequently that it is now the term of art for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that was established in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This act was passed in reaction to the use of government resources to spy on US citizens under President Nixon. [↩]