Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Dr. Robert Sattelmeyer - Chair
Dr. Robert Howard
This paper examines the history of electronic surveillance for national security purposes within the United States and relates the statutory and constitutional law to the current, post September 11th practices. An extensive examination of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the recently leaked, classified Terrorist Surveillance Program shows that the FISA Court, within its narrow jurisdiction, adequately accounts for constitutional standards, yet the TSP—including recent reforms—is in clear violation of constitutional and statutory law.
Hussey, Phillip Ryan, "The Evolution of Electronic Surveillance: Balancing National Security and Civil Liberties" (2007). Political Science Honors Theses. Paper 2.