Back from the dead: US officials to ask secret court to revive NSA surveillance

"“Whether the NSA can restart this bulk collection is a novel question, and this decision should not be made in secret. The Fisa court should appoint an amicus – that’s what this provision of USA Freedom is for. And the decision and its reasoning should be made public,” said Jennifer Granick, director of civil liberties at the Stanford University Law School’s Center on Internet and Society.'