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Section 702 Under Review: How Can Congress Address Warrantless Surveillance? (Panel 1)

Congressional offices leading efforts to reauthorize and reform Section 702 of the FISA Amendment Act of 2008 joined a staff-only panel discussion hosted by the Fourth Amendment Advisory Committee and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Section 702 is the controversial authority under which the government acquires hundreds of millions of communications annually. It expired at the end of 2017 and was re-authorized by Congress at the beginning of 2018.


  • Nima Binara, Counsel for Sen. Leahy, co-author the Senate version of the USA Liberty Act
  • Patrick Day, Counsel for Sen. Feinstein, who offered an amendment at a SCCI markup to close the backdoor search loophole
  • Liza Goitein, Co-director Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Aaron Hiller, Chief Oversight Counsel for Rep. Conyers, co-author of the House version of the USA Liberty Act
  • Christopher Soghoian, Congressional Innovation Fellow for Sen. Wyden, co-author of the USA Rights Act
  • Moderator Neema Guliani,  ACLU Legislative Counsel

WHEN: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at noon
WHERE: S-115, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC

Pierce Stanley