January 16, 2020
Reforming the FISA Process: Proposals for the Future
Reiss Center on Law and Security
A recent report by the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General made waves for its detailed criticism of the warrants obtained in the Carter Page case. In the wake of that report, a diverse range of advocates, thinkers and lawmakers have renewed calls to reform the surveillance authorization process under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Yet even with a growing consensus around the need for change, forging agreement on the nature and scope of the problem and the proper substance of FISA reforms remains challenging.
This public conversation was convened by NYU School of Law’s Reiss Center on Law and Security and Just Security, and featured an expert panel to diagnose the problems and foster ideas for solutions.
Liza Goitein, Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
Andrew McCabe, Legal Analyst, CNN; former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Founding Editor, Just Security
Andrew Weissmann, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Reiss Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law; former General Counsel, FBI and Senior Special Counsel for Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III
Adam Serwer, Staff Writer, The Atlantic