Well that was predictable. The practical effects should be relatively minimal. The government was already eavesdropping and data-mining and turning its COMINT and SIGINT technologies on domestic targets. They were essentially unfettered in doing so. The prior regime of secret courts was a rubber stamp. Who was it that showed the FISA court had rejected less than half a dozen requests over the several decades and thousands of warrants of its existence? It was fanciful to believe that a secret, administrative court served as a bulwark of our privacy. We're neither better nor worse off, although we may benefit insofar as a few more Donks hop off the circus train and head over to the radical borderlands. What an embarrassing capitulation, meaningless though it ultimately, practically was.