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Creative Commons Course Book for Course III: Statutory Law and Intelligence (1st Edition 2011)

Intelligence Law Course Book 3: Statutory Law and Intelligence

 

This 2170-page digital desk reference contains an extensive selection of many of the most useful CRS reports on various intelligence law topics arising under relevant titles of the United States Code.

The content in this volume is organized to correspond with the US Code in order to facilitate use of this course book not only during a student’s legal education but also later on in legal practice.

While completing the courses on IntelligenceLaw.com, you will become intimately familiar with the structure of intelligence law in the United States Code. Once you know where to find all of the codified statutes controlling domestic intelligence activities, you can refer to the corresponding materials in this secondary authority course book for expert-level analysis and invaluable background information about many applicable statutes.

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          • Description: At 2170 pages, this volume is our most substantial secondary authority course book relevant to US intelligence law. This large compendium is intended to be used as a secondary source companion to our primary source US Intelligence Law: Statutory Supplement. The CRS reports contained in this secondary authority course book are organized to correspond with the relevant US Code sections to which they pertain. This organization is intended to enable users to find relevant secondary analysis quickly when trying to augment their understanding of particular sections of the US Code.

           


Summary of Contents

Table of Contents



Creative Commons Course Book for Course III: Statutory Law and Intelligence

Title 5: Government Organization and Employees

5 U.S.C. Chapter 5: Administrative Procedure (5 U.S.C. §§ 500-596)

The Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. § 552)

        • Access to Government Information In the United States, 97-71 (August 31, 2009). (pdf)
        • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Issues for the 111th Congress, R40766 (August 12, 2009). (pdf)

The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a)

        • The Privacy Act: Emerging Issues and Related Legislation, RL30824 (February 26, 2002). (pdf)
        • Sharing Law Enforcement and Intelligence Information: The Congressional Role, RL33873 (February 13, 2007). (pdf)
        • Privacy: Total Information Awareness Programs and Related Information Access, Collection, and Protection Laws, RL31730 (March 21, 2003). (pdf)
        • Data Mining and Homeland Security: An Overview, RL31798 (August 27, 2008). (pdf)
        • Total Information Awareness Programs: Funding, Composition, and Oversight Issues, RL31786 (March 21, 2003). (pdf)
        • Terrorist Identification, Screening, and Tracking Under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 6, RL32366 (April 21, 2004). (pdf)
        • Terrorist Watchlist Checks and Air Passenger Prescreening, RL33645 (December 30, 2009). (pdf)

General Management Statutes

        • General Management Laws: A Compendium, RL30795 (MAY 19, 2004). (pdf)
          • Summary
          • Introduction
          • I. Information and Regulatory Management
          • II. Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement, and Program Evaluation
          • III. Financial Management, Budget, and Accounting
          • IV. Organization
          • V. Procurement and Real Property Management
          • VI. Intergovernmental Relations Management
          • VII. Human Resources Management and Ethics

TITLE 5: APPENDIX

Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appx. §§ 1-16)

        • Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction: Establishment and Composition, RS21758 (August 23, 2006). (pdf)

Inspectors General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. Appx. §§ 1-13)

        • Statutory Offices of Inspector General: Past and Present, 98-379 (September 25, 2008). (pdf)

Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. Appx. §§ 101-505)

        • Entering the Executive Branch of Government: Potential Conflicts of Interest With Previous Employments and Affiliations, RL31822 (December 11, 2007). (pdf)

 

Title 18: Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Introductory Materials

      • Extraterritorial Application of American Criminal Law, 94-166 (March 26, 2010). (pdf)

18 U.S.C. Chapter 37: Espionage and Censorship (18 U.S.C. §§ 791-799)

Unauthorized Disclosure of Classified Information

        • Criminal Prohibitions on the Publication of Classified Defense Information, R41404 (December 6, 2010). (pdf)

Protection of National Security Information Generally

        • The Protection of Classified Information: The Legal Framework, RS21900 (December 21, 2006). (pdf)
        • Protection of National Security Information, RL33502 (December 26, 2006). (pdf)
        • Security Classification Policy and Procedure: E.O. 12958, as Amended, 97-771 (December 31, 2009). (pdf)

Protection of National Security Information by Congress

        • Protection of Classified Information by Congress: Practices and Proposals, RS20748 (January 27, 2010). (pdf)

National Security Whistleblowers

        • National Security Whistleblowers, RL33215 (December 30, 2005). (pdf)

18 U.S.C. Chapter 51: Homicide (18 U.S.C. §§ 1111-1122)

Assassination and Targeted Killing

        • Assassination Ban and E.O. 12333: A Brief Summary, RS21037 (January 4, 2002). (pdf)

18 U.S.C. Chapter 67: Military and Navy (18 U.S.C. §§ 1381-1389)

The Posse Comitatus Act (18 U.S.C. § 1385)

        • The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: A Sketch, RS20590 (June 6, 2005). (pdf)
        • The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: The Use of the Military to Execute Civilian Law, 95-964 S (June 1, 2000). (pdf)

18 U.S.C. Chapter 73: Obstruction of Justice (18 U.S.C. §§ 1501-1521)

Covering Up Intelligence Abuses

        • Obstruction of Justice: An Abridged Overview of Related Federal Criminal Laws, RS 22783 (December 27, 2007). (pdf)

The State Secrets Privilege

        • The State Secrets Privilege: Limits on Litigation Involving Classified Information, R40603 (May 28, 2009). (pdf)

18 U.S.C. Chapter 113C: Torture (18 U.S.C. §§ 2340-2340B)

Extraordinary Rendition

        • Renditions: Constraints Imposed by Laws on Torture, RL32890 (September 8, 2009). (pdf)

18 U.S.C. Chapter 119: Wire and Electronic Communications Interception and Interception of Oral Communications (18 U.S.C. §§ 2510-2522)

Title III and the Electronic Communications Privacy Act

        • Privacy: An Abbreviated Outline of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping, 98-327 (September 2, 2008). (pdf)
        • Privacy: An Overview of Federal Statutes Governing Wiretapping and Electronic Eavesdropping, 98-326 (December 3, 2009). (pdf)

18 U.S.C. Chapter 121: Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access (18 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2712)

National Security Letters

        • National Security Letters in Foreign Intelligence Investigations: A Glimpse of the Legal Background and Recent Amendments, RS22406 (September 8, 2009). (pdf)
        • National Security Letters in Foreign Intelligence Investigations: Legal Background and Recent Amendments, RL33320 (September 8, 2009). (pdf)

TITLE 18: APPENDIX

Classified Information Procedures Act (18 U.S.C. Appx. §§ 1-16)

        • Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA): An Overview, 89-172 (March 2, 1989). (pdf)

 

Title 47: Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs

47 U.S.C. Chapter 9: Interception of Digital and Other Communications (47 U.S.C. §§ 1001-1021)

        • Digital Surveillance: The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, RL30677 (June 8, 2007). (pdf)

 

Title 50: War and National Defense

50 U.S.C. Chapter 15: National Security (50 U.S.C. §§ 401-442a)

Subchapter III: Accountability for Intelligence Activities (50 U.S.C. §§ 413-415c)

        • Sensitive Covert Action Notifications: Oversight Options for Congress, R40691 (January 29, 2010). (pdf)
        • Statutory Procedures under Which Congress Is To Be Informed of U.S. Intelligence Activities, Including Covert Actions (i.e. Gang of Eight), Memorandum (January 18, 2006). (pdf)
        • “Gang of Four” Congressional Intelligence Notifications, R40698 (January 29, 2010). (pdf)
        • [DoD] Covert Action: Legislative Background and Possible Policy Questions, RL33715 (July 6, 2009). (pdf)

Subchapter IV: Protection of Certain National Security Information (50 U.S.C. §§ 421-426)

        • Intelligence Identities Protection Act, RS21636 (October 3, 2003). (pdf)

50 U.S.C. Chapter 36: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (50 U.S.C. §§ 1801-1885c)

Introductory Materials

        • Government Collection of Private Information: Background and Issues Related to the USA PATRIOT Act Reauthorization, R40980 (March 2, 2010). (pdf)
        • Terrorism: Section by Section Analysis of the USA PATRIOT Act, RL31200 (December 10, 2001). (pdf)
        • The USA PATRIOT Act: A Legal Analysis, RL31377 (April 15, 2002). (pdf)
        • USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2005: A Legal Analysis, RL33332 (December 21, 2006). (pdf)

Subchapter I: Electronic Surveillance (50 U.S.C. §§ 1801-1812) &

Subchapter II: Physical Searches (50 U.S.C. §§ 1821-1829)

        • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: An Overview of the Statutory Framework and U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review Decisions, RL30465 (February 15, 2007). (pdf)
        • Probable Cause, Reasonable Suspicion, and Reasonableness Standards in the Context of the Fourth Amendment and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Memorandum (January 30, 2006). (pdf)
        • The U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review: An Overview, RL33833 (January 24, 2007). (pdf)
        • Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004: “Lone Wolf” Amendment to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, RS22011 (December 29, 2004). (pdf)
        • Amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Set to Expire in 2009, R40138 (March 16, 2009). (pdf)
        • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: A Sketch of Selected Issues, RL34566 (July 7, 2008). (pdf)
        • The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: An Overview of Selected Issues, RL34279 (July 7, 2008). (pdf)
        • Presidential Authority to Conduct Warrantless Electronic Surveillance to Gather Foreign Intelligence Information, Memorandum (January 5, 2006). (pdf)

Subchapter III: Pen Registers and Trap and Trace Devices for Foreign Intelligence Purposes (50 U.S.C. §§ 1841-1846) &

Subchapter IV: Access to Certain Business Records for Foreign Intelligence Purposes (50 U.S.C. §§ 1861-1863)

        • Government Access to Phone Calling Activity and Related Records: Legal Authorities, RL33424 (February 2, 2010). (pdf)

Subchapter VI: Additional Procedures Regarding Certain Persons Outside the United States (50 U.S.C. §§ 1881-1881g)

        • P.L. 110-55, the Protect America Act of 2007: Modifications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, RL34143 (August 23, 2007). (pdf)

Subchapter VII: Protection of Persons Assisting the Government (50 U.S.C. §§ 1885-1885c)

        • Retroactive Immunity Provided by the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, RL34600 (July 25, 2008). (pdf)

 

Unaddressed and Poorly Regulated Activities

Domestic Cyber-Espionage and Cyber-Warfare by U.S. Intelligence Agencies: Still Largely Unregulated Areas of Operations

      • Internet Privacy: Overview and Legislation in the 109th Congress, 1st Session, RL31408 (January 26, 2006). (pdf)
      • Terrorism: Internet Privacy: Law Enforcement Monitoring of E- Mail and Web Usage, EBTER135 (August 17, 2004). (pdf)
      • Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative: Legal Authorities and Policy Considerations, R40427 (March 10, 2009). (pdf)
      • Information Operations, Electronic Warfare, and Cyberwar: Capabilities and Related Policy Issues, RL31787 (March 20, 2007). (pdf)
      • Network Centric Operations: Background and Oversight Issues for Congress, RL32411 (March 15, 2007). (pdf)
      • Botnets, Cybercrime, and Cyberterrorism: Vulnerabilities and Policy Issues for Congress, RL32114 (January 29, 2008). (pdf)
      • U.S. Initiatives to Promote Global Internet Freedom: Issues, Policy, and Technology, R41120 (April 5, 2010). (pdf)

 

 

 

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