Elizabeth B. Bazan

Bazan, Elizabeth B. 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. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Updated 15 Feb. 2007. [http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL30465.pdf]

"This report will examine the detailed statutory structure provided by FISA and related provisions of E.O. 12333, and will discuss the decisions of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [17 May 2002] and the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review [18 November 2002]."

[Overviews/Legal/FISA/Gen & Review]

Bazan, Elizabeth B. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: Selected Legislation from the 108th Congress. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Updated 11 Jan. 2005. [ http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL32608.pdf]

[Overviews/Legal/FISA/Gen]

Bazan, Elizabeth B. Intelligence Identities Protection Act. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 3 Oct. 2003.

From "Summary": "There do not appear to be any published cases involving prosecutions under this Act."

[Overviews/Legal/IIPA]

Bazan, Elizabeth B. The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review: An Overview. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 24 Jan. 2007. [ http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL33833.pdf]

From "Summary": "This report examines the creation, membership, structure, and jurisdiction" of the FISC and the FISCR.

[Overviews/Legal/FISA/Court & Review]

Bazan, Elizabeth B., and Jennifer K. Elsea. "Memorandum: Presidential Authority to Conduct Warrantless Electronic Surveillance to Gather Foreign Intelligence Information." Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 5 Jan. 2006. [http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/m010506.pdf]

After a detailed analysis of "the constitutional and statutory issues raised by the NSA electronic surveillance activity," the memorandum concludes that "the Administration's legal justification, as presented in the summary analysis from the Office of Legislative Affairs, does not seem to be as well-grounded as the tenor of that letter suggests."

[FBI/DomSec/00s; NSA/00s/06; Overviews/Legal/FISA/Gen; Terrorism/00s/06]

Bazan, Elizabeth B., Gina Marie Stevens, and Brian T. Yeh. Government Access to Phone Calling Activity and Related Records: Legal Authorities. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 20 Aug. 2007. [http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RL33424.pdf]

"This report summarizes statutory authorities regarding access by the government, for either foreign intelligence or law enforcement purposes, to information related to telephone calling patterns or practices. Where pertinent, it also discusses statutory prohibitions against accessing or disclosing such information, along with relevant exceptions to those prohibitions."

[FBI/DomSec/00s; NSA/00s/07; Overviews/Legal/FISA/Gen; Terrorism/00s/07]

Bazan, Elizabeth B., and Brian T. Yeh. Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004: "Lone Wolf" Amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 19 Dec. 2006. [http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/RS22011.pdf]

[Overviews/Legal/FISA]

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