spy court

As tweeted by @NYTimesBits:

And Mike Godwin (Godwin’s Law):


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[F]iling documents with the court, frankly, has always been a little bit like trying to get a letter to Santa Claus.
Marc Zwillinger

Marc Zwillinger is, in all likelihood, the only private lawyer in America to have argued a case in front of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, or FISC-R. And though he has also litigated in the lower FISC — the so-called “rubber stamp” for approving government surveillance applications — Zwillinger did not know how to describe the place when I asked him. “There is no ‘setting foot’ inside the FISC,” he told me. “The case was litigated on the papers.”

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