FILE - In this May 1, 2008 file photo, Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court in Washington is seen in Washington. Lamberth, the outgoing chief judge of the U.S. District Court in ... more 
FILE - In this May 1, 2008 file photo, Chief Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the U.S. District Court in Washington is seen in Washington. Lamberth, the outgoing chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington says perceptions that a secret court there acts as a rubber stamp for the government are wrong. Lamberth was chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court from 1995 to 2002. Among other things, the court oversees the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs, now under scrutiny in the wake of revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Charles Dharapak, File
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