In their fight against international terrorism, the United States intelligence community will at times conduct surveillance on suspected foreign agents. In order to do so, however, they need approval from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court.

Does the FISA Court fulfill its role in overseeing government surveillance and preventing abuses? Alex Abdo of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University explores the state of Americans' privacy in relation to this secretive court.

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