The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court was established by Congress in 1978.  The Court entertains applications made by the United States Government for approval of electronic surveillance, physical search, and certain other forms of investigative actions for foreign intelligence purposes.

New FISC Judges Designated

The Chief Justice has designated Judge James P. Jones of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia and Judge Thomas B. Russell of the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky to seven year terms on the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Their terms will commence May 19, 2015, and will conclude on May 18, 2022. They will replace Judges Mary A. McLaughlin and James B. Zagel, whose terms expire May 18, 2015.

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