Congress enacted the Foreign IntelligenceSurveillance Act to authorize and regulate certaingovernmental electronic surveillance of communications for foreign intelligence purposes. Inthe Act, Congress authorized judges of the ForeignIntelligence Surveillance Court to approve electronicsurveillance for foreign intelligence purposes.In the Order below, the Foreign IntelligenceSurveillance Court compelled Verizon BusinessNetwork Services to produce to the National Security Agency, on an ongoing basis, all of the call detailrecords of Verizon customers. Petitioner, a non-profitorganization engaged in legal work and advocacy, is a Verizon customer.The questions presented are:1.
Whether the Foreign Intelligence SurveillanceCourt exceeded its narrow statutory authority toauthorize foreign intelligence surveillance, under50 U.S.C. § 1861, when it ordered Verizon todisclose records to the National Security Agencyfor all telephone communications
wholly withinthe United States, including local telephone calls.
Whether Petitioner is entitled to relief pursuant to28 U.S.C. § 1651(a) to vacate the order of theForeign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or otherrelief as this Court deems appropriate.