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Secrecy News -- 05/01/03

From: Steven Aftergood <saftergood@fas.org>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2003 11:14:19 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 01 May 2003 15:52:36 -0400
Subject: Secrecy News -- 05/01/03


SECRECY NEWS
from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy
Volume 2003, Issue No. 37
May 1, 2003


**	FISA SURVEILLANCE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH
**	NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASES


FISA SURVEILLANCE AT AN ALL TIME HIGH

It is not exactly a surprise, but it is now official: Domestic
U.S. government surveillance of suspected foreign intelligence
and terrorist targets under the Foreign Intelligence
Surveillance Act (FISA) reached an all-time high in 2002.

According to the latest FISA annual report from the Department
of Justice, "all 1228 applications presented to the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2002 were approved."

The report, from Attorney General Ashcroft, notes that two
applications were initially denied in part but then later upheld
on appeal to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of
Review.

In 2001, 934 applications were approved.

The text of the April 29 letter report, released today under the
Freedom of Information Act, is here:

http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/doj/fisa/2002rept.html


NEW ARCHIVAL RELEASES

New releases from the Public Record Office of the United Kingdom
include "the Special Operations Executive (SOE) personnel file
on Hardy Amies, former dressmaker to the Queen, and
correspondence between Prime Minister Edward Heath and US
President Richard Nixon on Vietnam." See:

http://www.pro.gov.uk/releases/april2003/list.htm


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