FISA court grants DOJ a FISA reform extension due to coronavirus

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court granted the Justice Department a weeklong extension pushing back a deadline to provide details about its court-ordered Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reforms, citing the coronavirus outbreak.

“The government, through counsel, orally requested a one-week extension of the time to provide such information, in view of modified staffing and telework practices occasioned by the COVID-19 outbreak,” FISA court presiding Judge James Boasberg wrote on Wednesday. “Accordingly, the government’s time to provide such information is hereby extended.”

The deadline was moved to April 3.

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