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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters

This Clearinghouse special collection brings together all the litigation we know about that deals with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (including the FISA Amendments Act). Many are newly declassified items from the docket of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; others predate those recent disclosures.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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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
This Clearinghouse entry focuses on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s (FISC) response to revelations of flawed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications against Trump 2016 campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page. It includes the following dockets: • The FBI Office of the Inspector General “Crossfire ... [view]
2 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
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0126
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
3 [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]
4 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]
5 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]
6 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]
7 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]
8 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]
9 ACLU v. NSA
1:16-cv-08936 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 11/17/2016 - Closed 2017
National Security Agency
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-NY-0022
Coding Complete
On November 11, 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union and its Foundation filed an action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), seeking the processing and release of agency records from the National Security Agency (NSA), Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), ... [view]
10 In re Opinions and Orders of this Court Containing Novel or Significant Interpretations of Law
Misc. 16-01 (FISC)
Filed 10/19/2016 - Case Ongoing
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0117
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
For the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collection of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) matters, see our special collection. On October 19, 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic of Yale Law ... [view]
11 In re Carter W. Page: A U.S. Person [FISA dockets 16-1182, 17-52, 17-375, 17-679]
16-1182 (FISC)
Filed 10/01/2016 - Closed 2017
Carter W. Page
National Security
NS-DC-0127
Coding Complete
In 2016, the FBI sought and obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Trump 2016 campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page. The warrant applications against Page alleged that he had contact with Russian officials to collect compromising information on Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton. After substantial ... [view]
12 The New York Times Company v. United States Department of Justice
1:16-cv-07020 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 09/08/2016 - Closed 2017
The Department of Justice
The Department of Justice
National Security
NS-NY-0026
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
13 United States v. Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab
1:16-cr-00181 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 03/17/2016 - Closed 2019
Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab
National Security
NS-IL-0003
Coding Complete
This is the eighth time the Justice Department has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from a FISA warrantless wiretap, a move that is expected at some point to set up a Supreme Court test of whether such eavesdropping is constitutional. (As explained below, however, this case was resolved by guilty plea and ... [view]
14 In re [Redacted] a U.S. Person
PR/TT 2016 (FISC)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2016
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0104
Coding Complete
For the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collection of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) matters, see our special collection. On January 21, 2016, the government submitted an application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to ... [view]
15 [Caption Redacted] Government’s Ex Parte Submission of Reauthorization Certifications and Related Procedures, Amended Certifications, and Request for an Order Approving Such Certifications (September 2016) (702, Collyer, J.)
[Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2017
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0113
Washington
Coding Complete
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, 50 U.S.C. § 1881a et seq., 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]
16 In re Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for Orders Requiring the Production of Call Detail Records
[Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 11/30/2015 - Closed 2015
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0141
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
17 United States v. Mohammad
3:15-CR-00358-JZ (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 09/30/2015 - Case Ongoing
Yahya Farooq Mohammad
National Security
NS-OH-0002
Coding Complete
On September 30, 2015, Yahya Farooq Mohammad, Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, Asif Ahmed Salim, and Sultane Roome Salim were indicted in U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio for conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists, for providing material support and resources to terrorists and for conspiracy to ... [view]
18 Valdez v. National Security Agency
2:15-cv-00584-RJS-DBP (D. Utah)
Filed 08/08/2015 - Closed 2018
United States
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-UT-0001
Fort Meade
Coding Complete
On August 8, 2015, six U.S. citizens who had their email, text message, and telephone call metadata collected by the government during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, filed suit against the National Security Agency ("NSA") and the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"). The plaintiffs challenged the legality of the domestic ... [view]
19 In re Motion in Opposition to Government's Imminent or Recently-Made Request to Resume Bulk Data Collection Under PATRIOT Act § 215 [Misc. 15-01]
Misc. 15-01 (FISC)
Filed 06/05/2015 - Closed
United States of America
National Security
NS-DC-0085
Coding Complete
On June 5, 2015, FreedomWorks Foundation, a non-profit political advocacy group, filed this motion in the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to oppose the government's request for the continuation of authority for the bulk collection of telephony metadata under Section 215 of the Patriot Act. This bulk collection program was previously ... [view]
20 Wikimedia Foundation v. National Security Agency
1:15-cv-00662 (D. Md.)
Filed 03/10/2015 - Case Ongoing
National Security Agency
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-MD-0001
Anne Arundel County
Coding Complete
On March 10, 2015, a collective of organizations interested in privacy, led by the Wikimedia Foundation, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for District of Maryland. The plaintiffs sued the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Justice under the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 701 et seq. The plaintiffs, ... [view]
21 The New York Times Company v. National Security Agency
1:15-cv-02383-KBF (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/12/2015 - Closed 2016
National Security Agency
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-NY-0016
Washington
Coding Complete
On January 12, 2015, the New York Times (“the Times”) submitted a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request to the National Security Agency (“NSA”) pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552. The Times sought copies of all NSA Inspector General Reports related to three topics: the NSA’s content collection ... [view]
22 In re Applications of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for Orders Requiring the Production of Tangible Things [BR 15-77 & 15-78]
BR 15-77 & 15-78 (FISC)
Filed 2015 - Closed
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0087
Coding Complete
In 2015, the U.S. government submitted these two applications to the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) under Section 501 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (as amended by Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act of 2001) for "business records" orders. This case does not appear to involve the bulk production of telephone ... [view]
23 In re Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things from [redacted], FISA Docket BR 15-24
BR 15-24 (FISC)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2015
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0070
Coding Complete
For the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collection of FISA matters, see our special collection. On January 17, 2014, the Director of National Intelligence authorized the declassification and public release of numerous orders approving the National Security ... [view]
24 In re Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things from [redacted] [BR 15-75]
BR 15-75 (FISC)
Filed 2015 - Closed
United States
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-DC-0086
Coding Complete
Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the National Security Agency (NSA) began the bulk collection of "telephony metadata" from all available domestic phone calls. This metadata did not include the call's content or party names, but did include phone numbers placed and received; the date, time and duration of calls; some location ... [view]
25 In re Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things from [redacted]
BR 15-99 (FISC)
Filed 2015 - Closed
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0101
Coding Complete
Following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the National Security Agency (NSA) began the bulk collection of "telephony metadata" from all available domestic phone calls. This metadata did not include the call's content or party names, but did include phone numbers placed and received; the date, time and duration of calls; some location ... [view]
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