There was some excitement in my twitter feed this morning regarding an opinion from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) that instructed the White House to declassify some of its opinions:
In an opinion from the FISC itself, Judge F. Dennis Saylor on Friday told the White House to declassify all the legal opinions relating to Section 215 of the Patriot Act written after May 2011 that aren’t already the subject of FOIA litigation.
I am all for declassifying this material but this misses the key issue entirely.
In a free land there is no such thing as a FISC! No secret courts, no secret proceedings, no star chambers.
Secret law is no law at all.