Definition of Foreign intelligence surveillance court
1. Noun. A secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies.
Group relationships: Federal Judiciary
Generic synonyms: Court, Judicature, Tribunal
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Literary usage of Foreign intelligence surveillance court
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1. A Consumer's Guide to Intelligence (Government) by Diane Publishing Staff, Diane Publishing Company (1994)
"foreign intelligence surveillance court The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court implements the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA), ..."
2. FBI Reorganization: Progress Made in Efforts to Transform, but Major by David M. Walker (2003)
"FISA also created a special court—the foreign intelligence surveillance court—with jurisdiction to hear applications for and grant orders approving FISA ..."