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Case Name Salah v. U.S. Department of Treasury NS-IL-0001
Docket / Court 1:12-cv-07067 ( N.D. Ill. )
State/Territory Illinois
Case Type(s) National Security
Attorney Organization Center for Constitutional Rights
Case Summary
On September 5, 2012, an individual U.S. citizen residing in Illinois, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination League filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the U.S. Department of Treasury. The plaintiffs, ... read more >
On September 5, 2012, an individual U.S. citizen residing in Illinois, the American Friends Service Committee, and the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination League filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the U.S. Department of Treasury. The plaintiffs, represented by public interest and private counsel, asked the court for a declaration that the defendants' designation of the individual plaintiff as a "specially designated terrorist" was unlawful and an injunction against its continued application, claiming that the defendants' decision to use such a designation violated the Constitution and federal statutes. Specifically, the individual plaintiff claimed that the defendants' decision on July 24, 1995, to designate him as a "specially designated terrorist" was without any due process or probable cause of criminal wrongdoing, and under restrictions so severe that they prevent him carrying out basic life activities. The two organizational plaintiffs claimed that the designation violated their First Amendment rights because it prevented them from meaningfully advocating in coordination with the individual plaintiff against the unfairness of that designation.

On November 5, 2012, the federal government removed the individual Plaintiff's name from the Specially Designated Terrorist List. The defendants' did not answer or otherwise respond to the plaintiffs' complaint. On November 16, 2012, the plaintiffs' voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit without prejudice.



Michael Mirdamadi - 10/26/2013


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Freedom of speech/association
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.
Defendant(s) United States Department of Treasury
Plaintiff Description An individual citizen and resident of the United States and the State of Illinois as well as two organizations that sought to advocate for the individual.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Center for Constitutional Rights
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None
Form of Settlement Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2012
Case Ongoing No
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Links Guest Post: New Resource — Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse FISA Archives
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Posted: Jun. 26, 2014
By: Margo Schlanger
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Docket(s)
1:12-cv-7067 (N.D. Ill.) 11/16/2012
NS-IL-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint 09/05/2012
NS-IL-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Notice of Voluntary Dismissal 11/16/2012
NS-IL-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Azmy, Baher (New York)
NS-IL-0001-0001 | NS-IL-0001-0002
Badlani, Chirag (Illinois)
NS-IL-0001-0001 | NS-IL-0001-0002 | NS-IL-0001-9000
Cole, David D. (District of Columbia)
NS-IL-0001-0001 | NS-IL-0001-0002
Deutsch, Michael (Illinois)
NS-IL-0001-0001 | NS-IL-0001-0002 | NS-IL-0001-9000
Piers, Matthew J. (Illinois)
NS-IL-0001-0001 | NS-IL-0001-0002 | NS-IL-0001-9000
Susler, Janis M. (Illinois)
NS-IL-0001-0001 | NS-IL-0001-0002 | NS-IL-0001-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Risner, Scott (District of Columbia)
NS-IL-0001-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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