FILE - in this July 10, 2008, file photo President George W. Bush is applauded after signing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) at the White House in Washington. The Forei

 

              FILE - in this July 10, 2008, file photo President George W. Bush is applauded after signing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) at the White House in Washington. The Forei
FILE - in this July 10, 2008, file photo President George W. Bush is applauded after signing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) at the White House in Washington. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court hears cases inside vaults in a federal courthouse. Legal justifications are classified, there's no lawyer countering the government's case for authority and the decisions are rarely made public. In one step toward openness, the Obama administration has disclosed some secret legal opinions, but only those from Bush's previous administration, like the treatment of terrorist detainees. From left are, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, obscured, Vice President Dick Cheney, Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., the president, and House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)