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Published on Jul 17, 2013
[WASHINGTON, DC] -- At a House Judiciary Committee hearing today on the oversight of the federal use of surveillance and intelligence-gathering authorities, Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) shed light on the extremely partisan tilt of the secretive FISA Court that we entrust to balance our nation's need for national security with every American's right to personal privacy. While ten of the court's eleven currently-serving judges were originally nominated to the federal bench by Republican Presidents, Congressman Cohen's bipartisan FISA Court Accountability Act would help ensure a less partisan makeup.