D.C. Judge Rosemary Collyer To Lead Surveillance Court

Zoe Tillman | The National Law Journal | April 28, 2016

May is shaping up to be a month of change for Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

On May 18, Collyer will take senior status, a position that gives her the flexibility to handle a reduced caseload should she choose. The next day, she’ll become presiding judge of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, according to an announcement posted on the court’s website.

The surveillance court—housed in the same downtown Washington courthouse as the U.S. district court—reviews U.S. law enforcement applications for electronic surveillance. It operates largely in secret.

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