Senate Reauthorizes FISA, a Top DOJ Priority

The Senate voted 73-23 today to reauthorize the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), after rejecting amendments that would have required more disclosure of how the warrantless wiretapping program is used. The act was top legislative priority of the U.S. Department of Justice as a tool for collecting foreign intelligence, although it drew criticism from privacy groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union.