electronic surveillance

  1. surveillance by electronic means (e.g. television)
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How To Use electronic surveillance In A Sentence

  • He was serving a prison sentence at home while wearing an electronic surveillance bracelet. Times, Sunday Times
  • Also, an uneven terrain made electronic surveillance more difficult.
  • Finally, insofar as President Bush has exercised his powers to engage in surreptitious electronic surveillance without court-issued warrants in violation of the FISA, on the basis of an implausibly broad construction of his inherent Article II powers and a reading of the AUMF that was rightly repudiated in a slightly different context by the Supreme Court's recent Hamdan decision, the "fix" reportedly negotiated between The White House and Senator Arlen Specter, in which the legality of the NSA program of warrantless surveillance would be submitted for adjudication on the basis of a one-sided presentation to the FISA court by the Executive Branch -- which alone would be authorized to control the evidence to be considered, the forum for its consideration, whether the proceedings would be public or secret, and whether the result would be published or kept under wraps, and which alone would be authorized to appeal an adverse ruling to an Article III court including the Supreme Court -- is as transparently phony and futile as is the suggestion of a congressionally enacted vehicle to confer standing on someone to obtain a judicial ruling on the legality of this President's signing statements. Balkinization
  • In all, four instances of electronic surveillance without a court notIce occurred during the late 1950s.
  • Now they ask public opinion to protect them from electronic surveillance. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was then freed on bail but remained under electronic surveillance.
  • He said security agencies seized missiles, rockets, detonators, electronic surveillance equipment and other ammunition planned for use in terror attacks.
  • Police keep track of the kidnapper using electronic surveillance equipment.
  • The role of electronic surveillance and unmanned aerial vehicles is well documented, but a key area of advance is in the collection of biometric data. Times, Sunday Times
  • Ministers said phone or electronic surveillance of a suspect had to be first approved by a court, the defence ministry and the cabinet. Times, Sunday Times
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