Please note: The start time for this event has changed to 12 p.m.
The National Constitution Center and The Constitution Project are proud to present Lifting the Veil on the FISA Court.
In the wake of Edward Snowden’s now infamous leak of National Security Agency documents to the press, a secret body of law—the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA)—also has come under scrutiny. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut recently introduced new bills that would ensure the FISA courts properly balance the need to protect national security with constitutional requirements to safeguard an individual’s rights to privacy and liberty. Senator Blumenthal, former Senior Counsel at the FBI and Deputy Director of the National Counterintelligence Executive M.E. "Spike" Bowman, Angela Canterbury from the Project On Government Oversight, Alexander W. Joel from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and former FISA Judge James Robertson will discuss the proposed changes in detail and why they are necessary during this compelling conversation.
Advance reservations required. Please call 215-409-6700 or order online.
Please note that this program is subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information. National Constitution Center programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
Parking will be available for $9 at the National Constitution Center parking garage located at the rear of the building on Race Street between 5th and 6th streets on a first come first serve basis. Pick up your discounted parking voucher at registration.