Case: Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Department of Justice

1:14-cv-00760 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: May 1, 2014

Closed Date: 2016

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Case Summary

On May 1, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an international non-profit digital rights group, filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552. The EFF, representing itself, sought the expedited processing and release of records requested from the DOJ and the National Security Division (NSD). The EFF claimed that the requested records c…

On May 1, 2014, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an international non-profit digital rights group, filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiff sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552. The EFF, representing itself, sought the expedited processing and release of records requested from the DOJ and the National Security Division (NSD). The EFF claimed that the requested records concerned an actual or alleged federal government activity about which there is an urgency to inform the public, and that the requests were made by a person primarily engaged in disseminating information. Specifically, the EFF claimed that the requested records also involved a matter of widespread and exceptional media interest, with possible questions about the governments’ integrity, and thereby affected public confidence. The case was assigned to Judge Rosemary M. Collyer.

The DOJ responded on June 2, 2014, and generally denied any and all allegations. The DOJ noted that there has been an ongoing public debate about the government’s foreign intelligence collection pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as amended (“FISA”), and that there is legislation pending in Congress.

On August 1, the EFF filed for a preliminary injunction and sought an order requiring the DOJ to expedite the processing of the four FOIA requests DOJ-NSD and to complete the processing and release of all records within 10 days. The four requests were: (1) August 23, 2013 request seeking disclosure of two Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinions; (2) October 31, 2013 request seeking disclosure of two FISC opinions and associated documents; (3) (3) February 24, 2014 request seeking disclosure of any still secret Foreign Intelligence Court of Review (FISCR) decisions and any opinion and orders of the U.S. Supreme Court in any matter appealed from the FISCR; and (4) March 14, 2014 request seeking disclosure of three separate FISC opinions and related documents.

In response, the DOJ submitted a 22-page memorandum of law on August 8, 2014, arguing that: (1) the EFF is unlikely to succeed on the merits of its claim that the DOJ failed to expedite the processing of the four FOIA requests; (2) the EFF has not demonstrated that it will suffer irreparable harm in the absence of a mandatory injunction; (3) the mandatory emergency injunction that EEF sought would harm the public interest; and (4) EFF’s requested mandatory injunction is improper because it would afford them full relief, not intermediate relief. It appears that the DOJ produced various documents, and EFF withdrew most of its requests. On September 5, 2014, the EFF withdrew its request for preliminary injunction, and the Court granted the EFF’s request to a firm schedule for agency determinations on its FOIA requests.

On October 30, 2015, the court noted in its opinion that at this point, EFF challenged only the withholding of one single document (a specific FISC opinion). The court denied the EFF’s request on the grounds that it is exempt from disclosure because the opinion is properly classified and because its disclosure is prohibited by statute. The court referenced a related FOIA suit also involving EFF and the release of a FISC opinion (Electronic Frontier Foundation v. DOJ, 57 F. Supp. 3d 54 (D.D.C. 2014)), whereby Judge Amy Berman Jackson held that the DOJ properly withheld the FISC opinion because the information was classified and exempt from disclosure under FOIA. Summary judgement was entered in favor of the DOJ. 141 F.Supp.3d 51. 2015; U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147182.

The EFF filed an appeal to United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on December 30, 2015.

On January 12, 2016 the EFF requested the district court to reconsider its judgement, arguing that the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114-23, 129 Stat. 268 (2015), enacted on June 2, 2015, rendered the government’s classification decision improper. The EFF referred specifically to Section 402 of USA Freedom, now codified at 50 U.S.C. § 1872. EFF argued that the DOJ’s exemption claims are inconsistent with the requirements of USA FREEDOM, for (1) the withheld opinion contains a significant interpretation of 50 U.S.C. § 1809, and (2) because the withheld opinion can no longer be ‘validly’ classified in full, the exemption invoked by the DOJ cannot apply. On February 16, 2015, EFF withdrew the motion for reconsideration subsequent to receiving the Government’s view that Section 402 of the USA FREEDOM Act applies only prospectively to significant decisions of the FISC.

During the same period, on January 29, 2016, the EFF submitted to the appellate court a statement of issues, within which it questioned whether the district court erred in ruling that the DOJ was not obligated under the FOIA to disclose a responsive, requested record here the agency failed to establish that the record was properly withheld in its entirety under FOIA Exemptions 1 and 3.

On April 8, 2016, EFF moved to voluntarily dismiss the appeal, as the FISC opinion it sought had become publicly available. The court clerk ordered the case as dismissed on April 27, 2016. 2016 WL 3041648.

The case is closed.

Summary Authors

Dawn Lui (11/2/2018)

Related Cases

Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Department of Justice, District of Columbia (2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Collyer, Rosemary M. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cardozo, Nathan (California)

Lynch, Jennifer (California)

Rumold, Mark Thomas (California)

Sobel, David L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)

Hunt, Joseph H. (District of Columbia)

Mizer, Benjamin C. (District of Columbia)

Patton, Rodney (District of Columbia)

Shapiro, Elizabeth J. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Collyer, Rosemary M. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Cardozo, Nathan (California)

Lynch, Jennifer (California)

Rumold, Mark Thomas (California)

Sobel, David L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)

Hunt, Joseph H. (District of Columbia)

Mizer, Benjamin C. (District of Columbia)

Patton, Rodney (District of Columbia)

Shapiro, Elizabeth J. (District of Columbia)

Snead, Jacqueline E. Coleman (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:14-cv-00760

Docket [PACER]

April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

Docket
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1:14-cv-00760

Complaint for Injunctive Relief

May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

Complaint
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1:14-cv-00760

Defendant's Memorandum of Law in Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Aug. 8, 2014

Aug. 8, 2014

Pleading / Motion / Brief
22

1:14-cv-00760

Opinion

141 F.Supp.3d 51

Oct. 30, 2015

Oct. 30, 2015

Order/Opinion
2

1:14-cv-00760

15-05346

Notice of Appeal

Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Department Of Justice

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Dec. 24, 2015

Dec. 24, 2015

Notice Letter
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1:14-cv-00760

15-05346

Underlying Decision From Which This Appeal Arises

Electronic Frontier Found. v. Department Of Justice

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

141 F.Supp.3d 51

Jan. 29, 2016

Jan. 29, 2016

Order/Opinion
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15-05346

Appellant's Unopposed Motion to Voluntarily Dismiss Appeal

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

April 8, 2016

April 8, 2016

Pleading / Motion / Brief
21

15-05346

Order

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

2016 WL 3041648

April 27, 2016

April 27, 2016

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4212700/electronic-frontier-foundation-v-department-of-justice/

Last updated July 23, 2022, 3:13 a.m.

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COMPLAINT for Injuncitve Relief against All Defendants DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-3702791) filed by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons Dept. of Justice, # 4 Summons US Attorneys Office)(Sobel, David) (Entered: 05/01/2014)

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2 Summons Attorney General

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3 Summons Dept. of Justice

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4 Summons US Attorneys Office

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May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

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NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. Case related to Case No. 12-cv-1441. (Sobel, David) (Entered: 05/01/2014)

May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

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LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (Sobel, David) (Entered: 05/01/2014)

May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

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Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (sth, )

May 1, 2014

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SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth, ) (Entered: 05/01/2014)

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May 1, 2014

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ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Coleman Snead, Jacqueline) (Entered: 06/02/2014)

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

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RESPONSE re 2 Notice of Related Case and Objection to Designation filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Coleman Snead, Jacqueline) (Entered: 06/02/2014)

June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

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Case randomly reassigned to Judge Rosemary M. Collyer, as case is not related to 12cv1441. Judge Amy Berman Jackson no longer assigned to the case. (gt, ) (Entered: 06/04/2014)

June 4, 2014

June 4, 2014

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Declaration of David Sobel, # 3 Exhibit #1 to Decl. of David Sobel, # 4 Exhibit #2 to Decl. of David Sobel, # 5 Exhibit #3 to Decl. of David Sobel, # 6 Exhibit #4 to Decl. of David Sobel, # 7 Exhibit #5 to Decl. of David Sobel, # 8 Exhibit #6 to Decl. of David Sobel, # 9 Exhibit #7 to Decl. of David Sobel, # 10 Text of Proposed Order)(Sobel, David) (Entered: 08/01/2014)

1 Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

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2 Declaration of David Sobel

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3 Exhibit #1 to Decl. of David Sobel

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4 Exhibit #2 to Decl. of David Sobel

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5 Exhibit #3 to Decl. of David Sobel

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6 Exhibit #4 to Decl. of David Sobel

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7 Exhibit #5 to Decl. of David Sobel

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8 Exhibit #6 to Decl. of David Sobel

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9 Exhibit #7 to Decl. of David Sobel

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10 Text of Proposed Order

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Aug. 1, 2014

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Memorandum in opposition to re 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Coleman Snead, Jacqueline) (Entered: 08/08/2014)

Aug. 8, 2014

Aug. 8, 2014

PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Preliminary Injunction Hearing set for 9/3/2014 at 2:00 PM in Courtroom 8 before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (cdw)

Aug. 12, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Sobel, David) (Entered: 08/14/2014)

Aug. 14, 2014

Aug. 14, 2014

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Preliminary Injunction Hearing held on 9/3/2014. Motion 8 for Preliminary Injunction, heard and taken under advisement. Status Conference set for 11/5/2014 at 12:15 PM in Courtroom 8 before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (Court Reporter: Crystal Pilgrim) (cdw)

Sept. 3, 2014

Sept. 3, 2014

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MINUTE ORDER. At the hearing on September 3, 2014, Plaintiff withdrew its request for a preliminary injunction and requested a firm schedule for agency determinations on its FOIA requests. Plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction 8 is thus denied as moot. The Court GRANTS Plaintiff's motion to set a schedule. DOJ shall issue a partial determination on the 8/23/13 and 2/24/14 FOIA Requests by September 5, 2014, and shall forthwith produce records, if production is applicable. DOJ shall make a final determination on the 8/23/13 and 2/24/14 FOIA Requests by November 3, 2014, and shall produce records, if production is applicable. DOJ shall issue rolling responses on the 10/31/13 and 3/14/14 FOIA Requests on December 8, 2014; January 26, 2015; and March 2, 2015, whereby it issues a determination and produces records, if production is applicable and so long as doing so would not release an incomplete document. Each of DOJ's rolling responses shall be as to one-third of the requested pages. A status conference is scheduled for November 5, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. in Courtroom 8. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 9/5/2014. (KD)

Sept. 5, 2014

Sept. 5, 2014

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NOTICE of Change of Address by David L. Sobel (Sobel, David) (Entered: 09/10/2014)

Sept. 10, 2014

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MINUTE ORDER setting a status conference on February 9, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 11/5/2014. (KD)

Nov. 5, 2014

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Status Conference held on 11/5/2014. (Court Reporter Crystal Pilgrim.) (cdw)

Nov. 5, 2014

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Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Provide Interim, Partial FOIA Response by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Coleman Snead, Jacqueline) (Entered: 12/05/2014)

Dec. 5, 2014

Dec. 5, 2014

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MINUTE ORDER granting 12 Defendant's consent Motion for Extension of Time. By Decmber 15, 2014, the Government shall provide its next interim response to FOIA Requests dated 10/31/13 and 3/14/14. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 12/8/2014. (KD)

Dec. 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Interim response to FOIA Requests dated 10/31/13 and 3/14/14 due by 12/15/2014. (cdw)

Dec. 8, 2014

Dec. 8, 2014

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Status Conference reset for 2/12/2015 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 8 before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (cdw)

Feb. 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Status Conference held on 2/12/2015. (Court Reporter: Crystal Pilgrim) (cdw)

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER setting status conference on March 16, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. in Courtroom 8. The parties shall file a joint proposed dispositive motion briefing schedule no later than March 12, 2015. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 2/12/2015. (KD)

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint proposed dispositive motion briefing schedule due by 3/12/2015. Status Conference set for 3/16/2015 at 10:15 AM in Courtroom 8 before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer. (cdw)

Feb. 12, 2015

Feb. 12, 2015

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MOTION for Extension of Time to Complete FOIA Processing by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Coleman Snead, Jacqueline) (Entered: 03/04/2015)

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER granting 13 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time nunc pro tunc to March 2, 2015. Defendant shall complete the processing of Plaintiff's March 14, 2014 FOIA request by March 6, 2015. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/10/2015. (KD)

March 10, 2015

March 10, 2015

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NOTICE - Joint Proposed Dispositive Motion Briefing Schedule by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (Sobel, David) (Entered: 03/12/2015)

March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015

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MINUTE ORDER setting briefing schedule. Defendant's motion for summary judgment is due May 1, 2015; Plaintiff's opposition/cross motion is due June 1, 2015; Defendant's reply/opposition is due July 1, 2015; Plaintiff's reply is due July 15, 2015. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 3/16/2015. (KD)

March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Rosemary M. Collyer: Status Conference held on 3/16/2015. (Court Reporter Crystal Pilgrim) (cdw)

March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015

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Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant's Summary Judgment motion due by 5/1/2015. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 6/1/2015. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/1/2015. Plaintiff's Cross Motion due by 6/1/2015. Response to Cross Motion due by 7/1/2015. Reply to Cross Motion due by 7/15/2015. (cdw)

March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015

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MOTION for Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statment of Undisputed Facts, # 3 Declaration Susan Kim, # 4 Declaration David Sherman, # 5 Declaration David Hardy, # 6 Notice of Classified Filing)(Coleman Snead, Jacqueline) Modified on 5/4/2015 (rdj). (Entered: 05/01/2015)

1 Memorandum in Support

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2 Statment of Undisputed Facts

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3 Declaration Susan Kim

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4 Declaration David Sherman

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5 Declaration David Hardy

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6 Notice of Classified Filing

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May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

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Memorandum in opposition to re 15 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Statement of Facts, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Sobel, David) (Entered: 06/01/2015)

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3 Statement of Facts

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4 Text of Proposed Order

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June 1, 2015

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Cross MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Statement of Facts, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Sobel, David) (Entered: 06/01/2015)

1 Exhibit A

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3 Statement of Facts

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4 Text of Proposed Order

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June 1, 2015

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 15 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Classified Filing)(Coleman Snead, Jacqueline) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

1 Notice of Classified Filing

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July 1, 2015

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Memorandum in opposition to re 17 Cross MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Counterstatement of Facts, # 2 Notice of Classified Filing)(Coleman Snead, Jacqueline) (Entered: 07/01/2015)

1 Counterstatement of Facts

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2 Notice of Classified Filing

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July 1, 2015

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REPLY to opposition to motion re 17 Cross MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. (Sobel, David) (Entered: 07/15/2015)

July 15, 2015

July 15, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Rodney Patton on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Patton, Rodney) (Entered: 08/21/2015)

Aug. 21, 2015

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MEMORANDUM AND OPINION. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 10/30/2015. (KD) (Entered: 10/30/2015)

Oct. 30, 2015

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ORDER granting 15 Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment; denying 17 Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment; Judgment is entered in favor of Defendant. This case is closed. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 10/30/2015. (KD) (Entered: 10/30/2015)

Oct. 30, 2015

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NOTICE OF APPEAL TO DC CIRCUIT COURT as to 23 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,, 22 Memorandum & Opinion by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. Filing fee $ 505, receipt number 0090-4360913. Fee Status: Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Sobel, David) (Entered: 12/24/2015)

Dec. 24, 2015

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Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed, and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals fee was paid this date re 24 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court. (zrdj) (Entered: 12/28/2015)

Dec. 28, 2015

Dec. 28, 2015

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USCA Case Number 15-5346 for 24 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. (zrdj)

Dec. 30, 2015

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WITHDRAWN PURSUANT TO NOTICE FILED 2/16/2016.....MOTION for Reconsideration re 23 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,, 22 Memorandum & Opinion by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of David L. Sobel, # 2 Exhibit A to Sobel Decl., # 3 Exhibit B to Sobel Decl., # 4 Exhibit C to Sobel Decl., # 5 Exhibit D to Sobel Decl.)(Sobel, David) Modified on 2/16/2016 (zrdj). (Entered: 01/12/2016)

1 Declaration of David L. Sobel

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 26 MOTION for Reconsideration re 23 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,, 22 Memorandum & Opinion by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Patton, Rodney) (Entered: 01/25/2016)

Jan. 25, 2016

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MINUTE ORDER granting 27 Motion for Extension of Time re 26 MOTION for Reconsideration. Response due by 2/5/2016. Reply due by 2/22/2016. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 1/27/2016. (KD)

Jan. 27, 2016

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Set/Reset Deadlines: Response due by 2/5/2016. Reply due by 2/22/2016. (tb)

Jan. 28, 2016

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Memorandum in opposition to re 26 MOTION for Reconsideration re 23 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,, 22 Memorandum & Opinion filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Patton, Rodney) (Entered: 02/05/2016)

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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF MOTION by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION re 26 MOTION for Reconsideration re 23 Order on Motion for Summary Judgment, Order on Motion for Partial Summary Judgment,, 22 Memorandum & Opinion (Sobel, David) (Entered: 02/16/2016)

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ORDER of USCA (certified copy) ORDERED that the motion be granted, and this case is hereby dismissed as to 24 Notice of Appeal to DC Circuit Court, filed by ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION. USCA Case Number 15-5346. (zrdj) (Entered: 04/28/2016)

April 27, 2016

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Case Details

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

National Security

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 1, 2014

Closing Date: 2016

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Electronic Frontier Found (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, California.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States, Federal

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. § 552

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief request withdrawn/mooted

Issues

General:

Record-keeping

Records Disclosure

Type of Facility:

Government-run