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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

The opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court were until recently nearly all classified. Since the Edward Snowden disclosures, in 2013, a number of the court's opinions and the pleadings leading to them have been declassified. These are available in scattered locations--the court's website (http://www.fisc.uscourts.gov), the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declassification tumblr (http://icontherecord.tumblr.com/), the websites of organizations whose FOIA requests led to declassification, etc. This Clearinghouse special collection brings these documents together in one place. Also included are the couple of items declassified in prior years.

The FISA Court was established by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to oversee government requests for foreign intelligence surveillance warrants by federal law enforcement agencies. Such requests are made most often by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Usually called the FISC or FISA Court, the court has 11 judges who hear matters in rotation. They are district judges appointed by the Chief Justice. Appeals from the FISA Court (which are extremely rare) go to the specially constituted FISA Court of Review, which has three circuit court judges appointed by the Chief Justice.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 In re Orders & Records of this Court Related to the Surveillance of Carter Page [FISA Docket Misc. 18-01]
Misc. 18-01 (FISC)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0126
Coding Complete
2 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
3 In re Matters Before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Relating to Carter Page & Declassified by Order of the President on February 2, 2018 [FISA Docket Misc. 18-02]
Misc. 18-02 (FISC)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0128
Coding Complete
4 Judicial Watch, Inc.'s Motion for Publication of Court Transcripts [FISA Docket Misc. 18-03]
Misc. 18-03 (FISC)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0129
Coding Complete
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
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
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
8 In re [Redacted] a U.S. Person
PR/TT 2016 (FISC)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2016
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0104
Coding Complete
9 [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
10 In re Opinions and Orders of this Court Containing Novel or Significant Interpretations of Law
Misc. 16-01 (FISC)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0117
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
11 In re Carter W. Page, a U.S. Person
[Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2017
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0127
Coding Complete
12 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
13 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 2015 - Closed
United States of America
National Security
NS-DC-0085
Coding Complete
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 [Redacted Caption] Gov't Ex Parte Submissions of Reauthorization Certification and Related Procedures, Amended Certifications, and Request for an Order Approving Such Certification and Amended Certifications (November 2015) (702, Hogan, J.)
[Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2015 - Closed 2015
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0103
Coding Complete
18 In re Application of the FBI for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things From [Redacted], BR 14-01
BR 14-01 (FISC)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2014
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0051
Coding Complete
19 In re Application of the FBI for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things from [Redacted]. FISA Docket BR 14-125
BR 14-125 (FISC)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2014
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0067
Coding Complete
20 In re Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things from [redacted], FISA Docket BR 14-166
BR 14-166 (FISC)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2015
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0069
Coding Complete
21 In re Application of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things [FISA Docket Misc. 14-01]
Misc. 14-01 (FISC)
Filed 2014 - Closed
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0071
Coding Complete
22 [Redacted Caption] Gov't Ex Parte Submissions of Reauthorization Certification and Related Procedures, Amended Certifications, and Request for an Order Approving Such Certification and Amended Certifications (August 2014) (702, Hogan, J.)
[Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2014
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0102
Coding Complete
23 In re Application of the FBI for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things From [Redacted], FISA Docket BR 13-109
BR 13-109 (FISC)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2013
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0017
Coding Complete
24 In re Application of the FBI for an Order Requiring the Production of Tangible Things From [Redacted], FISA Docket BR 13-158
BR 13-158 (FISC)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2014
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0018
Coding Complete
25 In re Motion for Consent to Disclosure of Court Records or, in the Alternative, a Determination of the Effect of the Court's Rules on Statutory Access Rights [FISA Docket Misc. 13-01]
Misc. 13-01 (FISC)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2013
United States Department of Justice
National Security Division
National Security
NS-DC-0019
Coding Complete
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