Canadian Fed Ct decision on surveillance overseas

October 8, 2009

* In the matter of an application by [redacted] for a warrant pursuant to sections 12 and 21 of the Canadian Security Intelligence Services Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-23 (Federal Court, October 5, 2009)

Justice Mosley of Canada’s Federal Court on Monday issued an opinion discussing the authority of the Federal Court to issue warrants authorizing interception of certain communications.  Here are some key excerpts:

[The court answered that question affirmatively.  The court also considered the following issue:]

PATRIOT renewal bill passes Senate Judiciary

October 8, 2009

I’ve not yet read the details of the various successful amendments listed below, but reports suggest that this is pretty much a straight renewal except for the addition of a new audit requirement and the slight modification to the standard for seeking a section 215 order where a library is involved:

S. 1692, USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2009 (Leahy, Cardin, Kaufman) Read the rest of this entry »