HyperDic: foreign_intelligence_surveillance_court

English > 1 sense of the expression Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court:
NOUNgroupForeign Intelligence Surveillance Court, F.I.S.C.a secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
English > Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA secret federal court created in 1978 by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act; responsible for authorizing wiretaps and other forms of electronic surveillance and for authorizing searches of suspected spies and terrorists by the Department of Justice or United States intelligence agencies.
SynonymF.I.S.C.
Part ofFederal JudiciaryThe judiciary of the United States which is responsible / responsible for interpreting and enforcing federal laws
Broadercourt, tribunal, judicatureAn assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

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