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.

Designation of Presiding Judge

The Chief Justice of the United States has designated Judge Rosemary M. Collyer to be Presiding Judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from May 19, 2016 to March 7, 2020. Judge Thomas F. Hogan is currently the Presiding Judge of the Court; his term concludes May 18, 2016.

Recent Public Filings

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