92 STAT. 1788
PUBLIC LAW 95-511—OCT. 25, 1978
tion to grant any order approving electronic surveillance directed
solely as described in paragraph (1) (A) of subsection (a) unless such
surveillance may involve the acquisition of communications of any
United States person.
DESIGNATION OF JUDGES
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Court of review.
SEC, 103. (a) The Chief Justice of the United States shall publicly
designate seven district court judges from seven of the United States
judicial circuits who shall constitute a court which shall have jurisdiction to hear applications for and grant orders approving electronic
surveillance anywhere within the United States under the procedures
set forth in this Act, except that no judge designated under this subsection shall hear the same application for electronic surveillance
under this Act which has been denied previously by another judge designated under this subsection. If any judge so designated denies an
application for an order authorizing electronic surveillance under this
Act, such judge shall provide immediately for the record a written
statement of each reason for his decision and, on motion of the United
States, the record shall be transmitted, under seal, to the court of
review established in subsection (b).
(b) The Chief Justice shall publicly designate three judges, one of
whom shall be publicly designated as the presiding judge, from the
United States district courts or courts of appeals who together shall
comprise a court of review which shall have jurisdiction to review the
denial of any application made under this Act. If such court determines that the application was properly den'ed, the court shall immediately provide for the record a written statement of each reason for
its decision and, on petition of the United States for a writ of certiorari, the record shall be transmitted under seal to the Supreme Court,
which shall have jurisdiction to review such decision.
(c) Proceedings under this Act shall be conducted as expeditiously
as possible. The record of proceedings under this Act, including applications made and orders granted, shall be maintained under security
measures established by the Chief Justice in consultation with the
Attorney General and the Director of Central Intelligence.
(d) Each judge designated under this section shall so serve for a
maximum of seven years and shall not be eligible for redesignation,
except that the judges first designated under subsection (a) shall be
designated for terms of froin one to seven years so that one term expires
each year, and that judges first designated under subsection (b) shall
be designated for terms of three, five, and seven years.
APPLICATION FOR AN ORDER
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SEC. 104. (a) Each application for an order approving electronic
surveillance under this title shall be made by a Federal officer in writing upon oath or affirmation to a judge having jurisdiction under section 103. Each application shall require the approval of the Attorney
General based upon his finding that it satisfies the criteria and requirements of such application as set forth in this title. It shall include—
(1) the identity of the Federal officer making the application;
(2) the authority conferred on the Attorney General by the
President of the United States and the approval of the Attorney
General to make the application;
(3) the identity, if known, or a description of the target of the