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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- Internet Metadata

This category brings together litigation addressing the NSA collection of U.S. email metadata. That collection began in 2001, as part of the “President’s Surveillance Program.” In 2004, the Attorney General sought and obtained judicial ratification of the internet metadata program under Section 402 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ("FISA"), commonly referred to as the Pen Register and Trap and Trace (PR/TT) provision, or Section 214 of the USA PATRIOT Act. The Obama administration discontinued the program in 2011.

Under the program, the NSA collected records from large telecommunication companies about electronic communications metadata. These records included the “to,” “from,” “cc,” and “bcc” lines of an email and the email’s time and date. The program did not authorize the collection of content of any electronic communications. Once collected, the records were stored for several years and were authorized to be queried, used, and disseminated only in accordance with “minimization rules” proposed by the government and approved by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Twitter v. Holder
14-cv-4480 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
FBI
National Security
NS-CA-0013
Coding Complete
2 Schuchardt v. Obama
2:14-cv-00705-CB (W.D. Pa.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-PA-0003
Washington
Coding Complete
3 First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles v. National Security Agency
3:13-cv-03287-JSW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2013 - Case Ongoing
National Security Agency
Speech and Religious Freedom
National Security
NS-CA-0003
Washington
Coding Complete
4 In re Motion for Declaratory Judgment of a First Amendment Right to Publish Aggregate Information about FISA Orders [FISA Docket Misc. 13-03 (Google)]
Misc. 13-03 (FISC)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2014
United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Security
NS-DC-0021
Coding Complete
5 In re Opinions and Orders of this Court Addressing Bulk Collection of Data under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA Docket Misc. 13-08]
Misc. 13-08 (FISC)
Filed 2013 - Case Ongoing
Department of Justice
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-DC-0026
Coding Complete
6 In re: National Security Letter, Under Seal v. Holder (Sealed)
3:13-cv-01165-SI (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2013 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Security
NS-CA-0014
Coding Complete
7 U.S. v. Daoud
1:12-cr-00723 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2012 - Case Ongoing
Adel Daoud
National Security
NS-IL-0002
Coding Complete
8 ACLU v. FBI
1:11-cv-07562-WHP (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2011 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Security
NS-NY-0008
Coding Complete
9 FISA Docket PR-TT ---- (Bates, J.) (July 2010)
PR-TT [Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2010 - Closed 2010
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0030
Coding Complete
10 FISA Docket PR-TT ---- (Walton, J.) (June 2009)
PR-TT [Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2009
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0029
Coding Complete
11 FISA Docket PR-TT ---- (Walton, J.) (February 2009)
PR-TT [Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2009
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0063
Coding Complete
12 FISA Docket PR-TT ---- (Walton, J.) (May 2009)
PR-TT [Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2009
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0064
Coding Complete
13 FISA Docket PR-TT ---- (Walton, J.) (October 2009)
PR-TT [Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2009
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0065
Coding Complete
14 Jewel v. National Security Agency
3:08-cv-04373-JSW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2008 - Case Ongoing
United States
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-CA-0002
Coding Complete
15 Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation v. Bush
3:07-cv-00109-VRW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2007 - Closed 2012
President of the United States
National Security
NS-CA-0008
Coding Complete
16 In re Directives to Yahoo Pursuant to Section 105B of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. [105B(g) 07-01]
105B(g) 07-01 (FISC)
Filed 2007 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0008
Coding Complete
17 Hepting v. AT&T
3:06-cv-00672-VRW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2006 - Closed 2012
AT&T Inc.
National Security
NS-CA-0004
Coding Complete
18 Center for Constitutional Rights v. Obama
3:07-cv-01115-VRW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2006 - Closed 2013
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-CA-0005
Washington
Coding Complete
19 Shubert v. Obama
3:07-cv-00693-JSW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2006 - Case Ongoing
United States of America
National Security
NS-CA-0006
Washington
Coding Complete
20 In re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation
3:06-md-01791-VRW (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2006 - Closed
Verizon Communications, Inc.
National Security
NS-CA-0011
Coding Complete
21 ACLU v. NSA
06-cv-10204 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2006 - Closed 2007
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-MI-0002
Coding Complete
22 FISA Docket PR-TT ---- (Judge Unknown) (September 2006)
PR-TT [Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2006 - Closed 2006
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0062
Coding Complete
23 FISA Docket PR-TT ---- (Kollar-Kotelly, J) (2004)
PR-TT [Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2004 - Closed 2004
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0028
Coding Complete
24 Mayfield v. United States
04-1427-AA (D. Or.)
Filed 2004 - Closed 2010
U.S. Government
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Security
NS-OR-0004
Washington
Coding Complete
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