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Case Name In re Motion of ProPublica, Inc. for the Release of Court Records [FISC Docket Misc. 13-09] NS-DC-0027
Docket / Court Misc. 13-09 ( FISC )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) National Security
Special Collection Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- Telephony Metadata
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
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Confidentiality
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Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 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 Plaintiff is ProPublica, Inc., which describes itself as an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Plaintiff is represented by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 11/12/2013
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-DC-0026 : In re Opinions & Orders of this Court Addressing Bulk Collection of Data under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA Docket Misc. 13-08, FISCR docket 20-1] (FISC)
NS-DC-0017 : In re Application of the FBI for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things From [Redacted], FISA Docket BR 13-109 (FISC)
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General Documents
Motion for the Release of Court Records, Declaration of Richard Tofel, Certification of Bar Membership and Security Clearance Status
NS-DC-0027-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/12/2013
Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Briefing Order (FISC)
NS-DC-0027-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/13/2013
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
NS-DC-0027-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/26/2013
Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Brief of Amici Curiae
NS-DC-0027-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/26/2013
Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
U.S. Opposition to Propublica Motion
NS-DC-0027-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/11/2013
Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Propublica Reply Brief to U.S. Opposition
NS-DC-0027-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/23/2013
Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
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Judges Walton, Reggie B. (FISC, D.D.C.) show/hide docs
NS-DC-0027-0002
Plaintiff's Lawyers Crocker, Andrew (California) show/hide docs
NS-DC-0027-0007
Greene, David Allen (California) show/hide docs
NS-DC-0027-0001 | NS-DC-0027-0007
Defendant's Lawyers Carlin, John P. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
NS-DC-0027-0006
Guahar, Tashina (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
NS-DC-0027-0006
Patterson, Nicholas J. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
NS-DC-0027-0006
Wiegmann, J. Bradford (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
NS-DC-0027-0006
Other Lawyers Brown, Bruce D. (Virginia) show/hide docs
NS-DC-0027-0003 | NS-DC-0027-0004
Osterreicher, Mickey H. (New York) show/hide docs
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