[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] on Wedneday voted to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act of 2008 (FISA) [text, PDF], a highly contested law designed as a national security protection against terrorism and other foreign threats. The law's Reauthorization Act of 2012 [text, PDF] renews 2008 revisions which call for special government programs, such as the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] warrantless surveillance program [JURIST news archive], to be operated under court supervision. It also...

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