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Case Name Wikimedia Foundation v. National Security Agency NS-MD-0001
Docket / Court 1:15-cv-00662 ( D. Md. )
State/Territory Maryland
Case Type(s) National Security
Special Collection Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- Foreign Targeting (702, 703, 704)
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
Constitutional Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Unreasonable search and seizure
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Confidentiality
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Defendant(s) National Security Agency
Plaintiff Description Wikimedia Foundation and eight other educational, legal, human rights, and media organizations
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
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
Filed 03/10/2015
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing NS-PA-0003 : Schuchardt v. Obama (W.D. Pa.)
Additional Resources
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  Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA
https://policy.wikimedia.org
Date: May 30, 2019
By: Wikimedia Foundation
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Wikimedia v. NSA - Challenge to Upstream Surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act
https://www.aclu.org
Date: Sep. 6, 2018
By: American Civil Liberties Union
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:15-cv-00662-RDB (D. Md.)
NS-MD-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/12/2020
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 1]
NS-MD-0001-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/10/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief [ECF# 70-1]
NS-MD-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/19/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss the First Amended Complaint [ECF# 77-1]
NS-MD-0001-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 08/06/2015
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Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 93] (143 F.Supp.3d 344) (D. Md.)
NS-MD-0001-0004.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/23/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judgment [Appellate] [Ct. of App. ECF# 101] (857 F.3d 193)
NS-MD-0001-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/23/2017
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Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 150, 151] (335 F.Supp.3d 772) (D. Md.)
NS-MD-0001-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/20/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment [ECF# 161 (incl. 161-1 through 161-8)]
NS-MD-0001-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/13/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinon [ECF# 188, 189] (427 F.Supp.3d 582) (D. Md.)
NS-MD-0001-0008.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/16/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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