By Brendan Sasso - 07/31/13 02:25 PM EDT
Currently, FISA court judges review only the arguments from the government in favor of surveillance programs.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) argued that an adversarial process "usually produces more information that allows the judge to make a better decision."
John Inglis, the deputy director of the National Security Agency said he would welcome a debate on the issue. Robert Litt, the general counsel for the Director of National Intelligence, cautioned that lawmakers should not try to make FISA review "mimic a criminal trial."