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Case Name Associated Press v. Federal Bureau of Investigation NS-DC-0105
Docket / Court 1:16-cv-1850 ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) National Security
Case Summary
On September 16, 2016, The Associated Press, Gannett Satellite Information Network LLC, and Vice Media, LLC filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ... read more >
On September 16, 2016, The Associated Press, Gannett Satellite Information Network LLC, and Vice Media, LLC filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. §§ 552, et seq.

The plaintiffs sought to compel the FBI to provide records about the publicly acknowledged purchase of a tool allowing the government access to the phone of one of the perpetrators of the mass killings in San Bernardino, California on December 2, 2015.

As of October 6, 2016 the case is ongoing.

Carolina Velarde - 10/10/2016


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Issues
General
Courts
Records Disclosure
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Public (for-profit) corporation
Causes of Action Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552
Defendant(s) Federal Bureau of Investigation
Plaintiff Description News Organizations
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
1:16-cv-01850-TSC (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0105-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/30/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint [ECF# 1]
NS-DC-0105-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/16/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Chutkan, Tanya Sue (D.D.C.)
NS-DC-0105-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brown, Jay Ward (District of Columbia)
NS-DC-0105-0001 | NS-DC-0105-9000
Kutner, Jeremy Alexander (New York)
NS-DC-0105-0001

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