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Case Name Electronic Frontier Foundation v. U.S. Department of Justice NS-CA-0027
Docket / Court 4:16-cv-02041 ( N.D. Cal. )
State/Territory California
Case Type(s) National Security
Special Collection Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters
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Records Disclosure
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Causes of Action Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552
Defendant(s) United States Department of Justice
Plaintiff Description Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit organization concerned with technology-related civil liberty issues.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Defendant
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Filing Year 2016
Case Ongoing Yes
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4:16-cv-2041 (N.D. Cal.)
NS-CA-0027-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/05/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Injunctive Relief for Violation of the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 [ECF# 1]
NS-CA-0027-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/19/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Gilliam, Haywood Stirling Jr. (N.D. Cal.) show/hide docs
Plaintiff's Lawyers Cardozo, Nathan (California) show/hide docs
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Crocker, Andrew (California) show/hide docs
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Rumold, Mark Thomas (California) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Berman, Julia Alexandra (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
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