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1 In re Accuracy Concerns Regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC; In re Carter W. Page, a U.S. Person [FISA Dockets Misc. 19-02, 16-1182]
Misc. 19-02 (FISC)
Filed 12/17/2019 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0138
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 Muthana v. Pompeo
1:19-cv-00445 (D.D.C.)
Filed 02/21/2019 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Immigration and/or the Border
National Security
IM-DC-0061
Coding Complete
On February 21, 2019, a former Yemeni diplomat filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Attorney General William Barr in their official capacities under the Declaratory Judgement and Mandamus Acts for violations of the Fourteenth ... [view]
3 Leopold v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1:18-cv-02415 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/22/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
National Security
IM-DC-0057
Coding Complete
On October 22, 2018, Buzzfeed and one of its reporters brought this lawsuit against the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, Customs & Border Protection and Citizenship & Immigration Services in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. They brought the claim under, and alleged violations of, ... [view]
4 TheHuffingtonPost.com v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
1:18-cv-02253 (D.D.C.)
Filed 09/28/2018 - Closed 2019
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Immigration and/or the Border
National Security
IM-DC-0056
Coding Complete
On September 28, 2018, the HuffingtonPost.com brought this lawsuit against the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs alleged that ICE had violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) act when it failed to adequately respond to an information request by Huffington ... [view]
5 American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California v. Transportation Security Administration
3:18-cv-01539-LB (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/12/2018 - Case Ongoing
Transportation Security Administration
National Security
NS-CA-0028
Coding Complete
On March 12, 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU-NC) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California. The plaintiffs sued the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) 5 U.S.C. § 552. The ACLU-NC claimed that they submitted ... [view]
6 Electronic Privacy Information Center v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:18-cv-00545 (D.D.C.)
Filed 03/08/2018 - Closed 2020
Department of Homeland Security
National Security
NS-DC-0125
Coding Complete
On March 8, 2018 the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a complaint against the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia under the Freedom of Information Act. The complaint alleged that the defendant had failed to respond to EPIC’s 2016 FOIA request for information about the ... [view]
7 FISA Court Matters relating to disclosure of Carter Page surveillance records: Four FISC cases [FISC Misc. 18-01, Misc. 18-02, Misc. 18-03, and Misc. 19-01]
Misc. 18-01 (FISC)
Filed 02/06/2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0126
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
8 [Caption Redacted] DNI/AG 702(h) Cerifications 2018 (July 2019) (702, Cabranes, J.; Tallman, J.; Sentelle, J.)
[redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2018 - Closed 2019
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Security
NS-DC-0133
Coding Complete
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, 50 U.S.C. § 1881a, permits the Attorney General (AG) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance targeting the communications of non-U.S. persons located abroad. The government need not establish probable cause that the target of electronic ... [view]
9 N.Y. Times Co. v. United States DOJ
1:18-cv-02054-AT (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2018 - Closed 2018
Department of Justice
National Security
NS-NY-0024
Coding Complete
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
10 Motion of Thomas C. Goldstein For Appointment As Amicus Curiae and For Leave to File Amicus Curiae Brief [FISA Docket Misc. 18-04]
Misc. 18-04 (FISC)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0130
Coding Complete
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
11 Judicial Watch, Inc. v. United States DOJ
1:18-cv-01050 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2018 - Closed 2018
Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0131
Coding Complete
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
12 Order Amending the Rules of Procedure for the Court [FISCR Docket 18-02]
FISCR Docket 18-02 (FISC)
Filed 2018 - Closed
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0132
Coding Complete
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
13 Semiannual Assessment of Compliance with Procedures and Guidelines Issued Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (March 2019) (702)
N/A (FISC)
Filed 2018 - Closed
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0135
Coding Complete
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, 50 U.S.C. § 1881a, permits the Attorney General (AG) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance targeting the communications of non-U.S. persons located abroad. The government need not establish probable cause that the target of electronic ... [view]
14 Council on American-Islamic Relations - Connecticut v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
3:17-cv-01061-AVC (D. Conn.)
Filed 06/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
National Security
NS-CT-0001
Coding Complete
This Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) complaint, filed June 27, 2017, seeks to enhance knowledge about discriminatory immigration policy regarding Muslims, Latinos, and other members of groups disfavored by the Department of State (DOS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the ... [view]
15 Knight First Amendment Institute v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:17-cv-00548 (D.D.C.)
Filed 03/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
National Security
NS-DC-0108
Coding Complete
On Mar. 27, 2017, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiff sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Represented by its own staff and the law firm Jenner & Block, plaintiff ... [view]
16 ACLU Foundation v. Mattis
1:17-cv-02069 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/05/2017 - Closed
U.S. Defense Department
U.S. Defense Department
National Security
NS-DC-0123
Coding Complete
On October 5, 2017, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLUF) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of an American citizen being detained by the United States military in Iraq. The plaintiff sued the Secretary of Defense under the federal habeas corpus statute, 28 U.S.C. §2241, the Non- ... [view]
17 Wilwal v. Kelly
0:17-cv-02835 (D. Minn.)
Filed 07/13/2017 - Closed 2020
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
National Security
NS-MN-0001
Coding Complete
On July 13, 2017, the plaintiffs, a person on the terrorist watchlist and his family, filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The plaintiffs sued the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the Acting Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection, the Acting Director of US Immigration and ... [view]
18 James Madison Project (Daily Beast) v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:17-cv-01281 (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/29/2017 - Closed 2019
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Security
NS-DC-0115
Coding Complete
On June 29, 2017, the James Madison Project, Noah Shachtman, and Betsy Woodruff sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The James Madison Project (JMP) is an organization established in 1998 "to promote government accountability and the reduction of secrecy, as well as [to educate] the public on ... [view]
19 Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:17-cv-00820 (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/03/2017 - Closed 2019
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Security
NS-DC-0109
Coding Complete
On May 3, 2017, Muslim Advocates filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This suit sought documents related to the government's border searches of electronic devices in the possession of individuals from one of the seven nations targeted by ... [view]
20 Protect Democracy Project v. U.S. Department of Justice
1:17-cv-00815 (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/02/2017 - Closed
U.S. Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0111
Coding Complete
On May 2, 2017, the Protect Democracy Project filed this suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). According to the complaint, plaintiff is an organization seeking to "protect our democracy from descending into a more autocratic form of government by preventing those in power from depriving Americans of a free, fair, and fully-informed ... [view]
21 Muslim Advocates v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:17-cv-00813 (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/02/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
National Security
NS-DC-0110
Coding Complete
On May 2, 2017, the non-profit organization Muslim Advocates filed this suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The suit aimed to shed light on the government's border searches of electronic devices in the possession of persons from the seven Muslim-majority countries covered by President Trump's Jan. 27 and Mar. 6 Executive Orders (Iraq, ... [view]
22 Protect Democracy Project v. Office of Management and Budget
1:17-cv-00814-APM (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/02/2017 - Closed
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
National Security
NS-DC-0112
Coding Complete
On May 2, 2017, the Protect Democracy Project filed this lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). According to the complaint, plaintiff is an organization seeking to "protect our democracy from descending into a more autocratic form of government by preventing those in power from depriving Americans of a free, fair, and fully-informed ... [view]
23 ACLU of Georgia v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
1:17-cv-01309-WSD (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 04/12/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Security
NS-GA-0001
Coding Complete
On April 12, 2017, the ACLUs of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and West Virginia filed this suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This was one of more than a dozen such suits; each aimed to access information on how U.S. Customs and Border Protection implemented President Trump's Jan. 27 and Mar. 6 Executive Orders (EO) ... [view]
24 ACLU Foundation of Texas v. U.S. Customs and Border Protection
4:17-cv-01128 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 04/12/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Security
NS-TX-0004
Coding Complete
On April 12, 2017, the ACLU Foundation of Texas filed this suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This was one of over a dozen such suits; each aimed to shed light on how U.S. Customs and Border Protection implemented President Trump's Jan. 27 and Mar. 6 Executive Orders (EO) that ban admission to the U.S. of nationals of Iraq, Iran, ... [view]
25 ACLU of Arizona v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2:17-cv-01083-DMF (D. Ariz.)
Filed 04/12/2017 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Security
NS-AZ-0001
Coding Complete
On April 12, 2017, the ACLU of Arizona filed this suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This was one of over a dozen such suits; each aimed to shed light on how U.S. Customs and Border Protection implemented President Trump's Jan. 27 and Mar. 6 Executive Orders (EO) that ban admission to the U.S. of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, ... [view]
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