Who Elected You God? Oh Right, John Roberts.

Who Elected You God? Oh Right, John Roberts.

The 11 judges of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court meet in secret to approve or deny (mostly approve) government surveillance requests. All judges of this secret court were appointed by Chief Justice Warren G. Roberts.

More:

“Chief Justice Roberts Is Awesome Power Behind FISA Court,” Ezra Klein, Bloomberg News

“The judges who preside over America’s secret court,” John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke, Reuters

“We need a better way to pick FISA court judges,” Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times

“How ‘transparent’ is the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court?” Louis Jacobson, Tampa Bay Times Politifact

“Why The FISA Court Is Not What It Used To Be,” Nina Totenberg, NPR News

“In Secret, Court Vastly Broadens Powers of N.S.A.,” Eric Lichtblau, New York Times

UPDATE:

“NSA surveillance program extended by court, intelligence officials say,” Joby Warrick, Washington Post

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Image (“All-Seeing, All-Knowing, Omnipotent”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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