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Case Name In re Opinions and Orders of this Court Addressing Bulk Collection of Data under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA Docket Misc. 13-08] NS-DC-0026
Docket / Court Misc. 13-08 ( FISC )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) National Security
Special Collection Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- Internet Metadata
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- Telephony Metadata
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Confidentiality
Courts
Record-keeping
Records Disclosure
Search policies
Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action FISA Title I Warrant (Electronic Surveillance), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1801-1812
FISA Title III Warrant (Physical Search), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1821-1829
FISA Title IV order (pen register/trap-and-trace), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1841-1846
FISA Title V order (PATRIOT Act § 215, business records or other tangible things), 50 U.S.C. §§ 1861-1862
Defendant(s) Department of Justice
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are the American Civil Liberties Union and the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic at Yale Law School.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing NS-DC-0020 : In re Orders Issued by This Court Interpreting Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act [FISA Docket Misc. 13-02] (FISC)
NS-NY-0008 : ACLU v. FBI (S.D.N.Y.)
NS-DC-0027 : In re Motion of ProPublica, Inc. for the Release of Court Records [FISC Docket Misc. 13-09] (FISC)
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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)
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General Documents
Motion for the Release of Court Records 11/07/2013
NS-DC-0026-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Briefing Order 11/08/2013 (FISC)
NS-DC-0026-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Motion of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 25 Media Organizations for Leave to File Brief as Amici Curiae 11/26/2013
NS-DC-0026-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Brief of Amici Curiae 11/26/2013
NS-DC-0026-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Order on Motion of The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 25 Media Organizations for Leave to File Brief as Amici Curiae 12/05/2013 (FISC)
NS-DC-0026-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
The United States' Opposition to the Motion for The Release of Court Records 12/06/2013
NS-DC-0026-0006.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Movants' Reply In Support of Their Motion 12/20/2013
NS-DC-0026-0007.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Notice of Supplemental Authority 10/30/2014
NS-DC-0026-0008.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Notice of Supplemental Authority 12/04/2015
NS-DC-0026-0009.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
Judges Walton, Reggie B. (FISC, D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0026-0002 | NS-DC-0026-0005
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Abdo, Alex (New York)
NS-DC-0026-0001 | NS-DC-0026-0007 | NS-DC-0026-0008 | NS-DC-0026-0009
Jaffer, Jameel (New York)
NS-DC-0026-0001 | NS-DC-0026-0007
Kaufman, Brett Max (New York)
NS-DC-0026-0001 | NS-DC-0026-0007
Manes, Jonathan (New York)
NS-DC-0026-0007 | NS-DC-0026-0008 | NS-DC-0026-0009
Schulz, David A (New York)
NS-DC-0026-0001 | NS-DC-0026-0007
Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)
NS-DC-0026-0001 | NS-DC-0026-0007 | NS-DC-0026-0008 | NS-DC-0026-0009
Toomey, Patrick Christopher (New York)
NS-DC-0026-0001 | NS-DC-0026-0007
Defendant's Lawyers Carlin, John P. (District of Columbia)
NS-DC-0026-0006
Guahar, Tashina (District of Columbia)
NS-DC-0026-0006
Patterson, Nicholas J. (District of Columbia)
NS-DC-0026-0006
Wiegmann, J. Bradford (District of Columbia)
NS-DC-0026-0006
Other Lawyers Brown, Bruce D. (Virginia)
NS-DC-0026-0003 | NS-DC-0026-0004

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