Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was "created by section 103(a) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (50 U.S.C. 1803(a)). It was originally comprised of seven district judges from seven circuits named by the Chief Justice of the United States to serve a maximum of 7 years. In 2001, the U.S.A. Patriot Act I (section 208) amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to increase the number of FIS Court judges from seven to eleven, 'of whom no fewer than 3 shall reside within 20 miles of the District of Columbia.'" [1]

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