University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Raimondo v. FBI"
Date 2019
Author Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
Author Institution Columbia University
External Link https://knightcolumbia.org/cases/raimondo-v-fbi#:~:text=The%20U.S.%20Court%20of%20Appeals,...
Abstract On August 3, 2018, the Knight Institute, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Color of Change filed an amicus brief in Raimondo v. FBI, a case in which the Ninth Circuit is considering challenges brought by two journalists against the government for maintaining records documenting their First Amendment-protected activities.
The Privacy Act generally prohibits the government from keeping records of how individuals exercise their First Amendment rights, unless the records are “pertinent to and within the scope of an authorized law enforcement activity.” As the Knight Institute’s amicus brief explains, Congress passed the Act in response to the government’s long history of discriminatory surveillance of racial justice activists. The brief argues that this history is currently repeating itself in the government’s monitoring of the Movement for Black Lives, other activists, and journalists, underscoring the importance of the Privacy Act’s protections for free expression.


Source Knight First Amendment Institute


This Resource Relates To
case Raimondo v. Federal Bureau of Investigation (NS-CA-0020)

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