November 18, 2014 / by emptywheel


“There Is No Database”

I Con the Record has released the transcript for the Yahoo hearing before the FISA Court of Review.

I’ll come back to the substance of it, but I did want to point to the lie that underscores this entire case.

There Is No Database


On page 41, Acting Solicitor General Gregory Garre claims there is no database of incidentally collected information.

That’s of course false — the incidentally collected information is kept right along with the targeted information.

The FISCR used this in its ruling Protect America Act was constitutional.

Funny how that works…

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