Case: Electronic Frontier Foundation v. Office of the Director of National Intelligence

3:07-cv-05278 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Filed Date: Oct. 17, 2007

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On October 17, 2007, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed this lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiff sued the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 5 U.S.C. § 552. The plaintiff, represented by in-house counsel, asked the court for a preliminary injunction for expedited release of the information sought. The plaintiff claimed that FOIA entitled it to expedited release of requested do…

On October 17, 2007, the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed this lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiff sued the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 5 U.S.C. § 552. The plaintiff, represented by in-house counsel, asked the court for a preliminary injunction for expedited release of the information sought. The plaintiff claimed that FOIA entitled it to expedited release of requested documents.

Specifically, the plaintiff requested documents relating to communications between ODNI and telecommunications companies or staff of members of the Senate or the House of Representatives related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) amendments. It also claimed that defendant did not properly expedite the documents as would be proper and had also failed to process the request under the standard deadline.

On November 27, 2007, Susan Illston found that ODNI failed to show any evidence of extraordinary circumstances. As such, the court ordered ODNI to provide an initial release to plaintiff's FOIA request by November 30, 2007, as well as release all non-exempt documents by December 10, 2007. The court also ordered the defendant to release an affidavit with the reasoning for withholding any documents it did not release.

On June 4, 2008, the court granted plaintiff $52,271.97 for costs and attorneys' fees. The court found that plaintiff's rates were reasonable but its hours were too high when calculating the requested $68,205.00 award amount.

Summary Authors

David Smellie (9/30/2016)

People

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Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hofmann, Marcia (California)

Opsahl, Kurt Bradford (California)

Sobel, David L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bucholtz, Jeffrey S. (District of Columbia)

Nichols, Carl John (District of Columbia)

Schools, Scott N (South Carolina)

Shapiro, Elizabeth J. (District of Columbia)

Warden, Andrew Irwin (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Illston, Susan Yvonne (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Hofmann, Marcia (California)

Opsahl, Kurt Bradford (California)

Sobel, David L. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bucholtz, Jeffrey S. (District of Columbia)

Nichols, Carl John (District of Columbia)

Schools, Scott N (South Carolina)

Shapiro, Elizabeth J. (District of Columbia)

Warden, Andrew Irwin (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket

June 4, 2008 Docket
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Complaint for Injunctive Relief

Oct. 17, 2007 Complaint
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Opinion on Preliminary Injunction

2007 WL 4208311

Nov. 27, 2007 Order/Opinion
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Stipulation of Dismissal

March 4, 2008 Order/Opinion
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Order Granting in Part Plaintiff's Motion for Attorney's Fees and Costs

2008 WL 2331959

June 4, 2008 Order/Opinion

Docket

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Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT (summons issued) against Office of the Director of National Intelligence (Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 34611011567). Filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/17/2007) Additional attachment(s) added on 11/1/2007 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/18/2007)

Oct. 17, 2007 RECAP
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Certificate of Interested Entities or Persons by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/17/2007) Additional attachment(s) added on 11/1/2007 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 10/18/2007)

Oct. 17, 2007 RECAP
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ADR SCHEDULING ORDER: Case Management Statement due by 1/16/2008. Case Management Conference set for 1/23/2008 01:30 AM. (Attachments: # 1 EMC Standing Order; # 2 Case Management Standing Order)(slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/17/2007) (Entered: 10/18/2007)

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Oct. 17, 2007 RECAP
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MOTION of David Sobel for leave to appear in Pro Hac Vice (Filing fee $ 210, receipt number 34611011876) filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (slh, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/26/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

Oct. 26, 2007 PACER
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CONSENT to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Electronic Frontier Foundation.. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 10/29/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

Oct. 29, 2007 RECAP
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction ; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 10/29/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

Oct. 29, 2007 RECAP
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Declaration of Marcia Hofmann in Support of 6 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction ; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-D# 2 Exhibit E-H# 3 Exhibit I# 4 Exhibit J-L# 5 Exhibit M-P)(Related document(s) 6 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 10/29/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

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Oct. 29, 2007 RECAP
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Proposed Order re 6 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction ; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 10/29/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

Oct. 29, 2007 RECAP
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MOTION to Shorten Time For Hearing on Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 10/29/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

Oct. 29, 2007 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM in Support re 9 MOTION to Shorten Time For Hearing on Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Related document(s) 9 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 10/29/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

Oct. 29, 2007 RECAP
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Declaration of Marcia Hofmann in Support of 9 MOTION to Shorten Time For Hearing on Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Related document(s) 9 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 10/29/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

Oct. 29, 2007 RECAP
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Declaration of Marcia Hofmann in Support of 9 MOTION to Shorten Time For Hearing on Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction :Proof of Service Declaration filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1# 2 Exhibit 2)(Related document(s) 9 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 10/29/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

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Oct. 29, 2007 RECAP
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Proposed Order re 9 MOTION to Shorten Time For Hearing on Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 10/29/2007) (Entered: 10/29/2007)

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NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew Irwin Warden (Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 10/30/2007) (Entered: 10/30/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007 RECAP
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Declination to Proceed Before a U.S. Magistrate Judge by Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 10/30/2007) (Entered: 10/30/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Edward M. Chen granting 5 Motion for Pro Hac Vice (bpf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/30/2007) (Entered: 10/30/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007 RECAP
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CLERK'S NOTICE of Impending Reassignment to U.S. District Judge (bpf, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/30/2007) (Entered: 10/30/2007)

Oct. 30, 2007 RECAP
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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Susan Illston for all further proceedings. Judge Edward M. Chen no longer assigned to the case.. Signed by Executive Committee on 10/31/07. (as, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/31/2007) (Entered: 10/31/2007)

Oct. 31, 2007 RECAP
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STIPULATION re 9 MOTION to Shorten Time For Hearing on Plaintiffs Motion for Preliminary Injunction by Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 11/1/2007) (Entered: 11/01/2007)

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Nov. 1, 2007 RECAP
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CLERK'S NOTICE Case Management Conference set for 1/25/2008 02:00 PM. (Attachments: # 1) (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/6/2007) (Entered: 11/06/2007)

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Nov. 6, 2007 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Illston finding as moot 9 Motion to Shorten Time ; setting motion for prelim. injunction on 11/30/07 @ 9:00 a.m. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/6/2007) (Entered: 11/06/2007)

Nov. 6, 2007 RECAP
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Memorandum in Opposition re 6 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction ; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed byOffice of the Director of National Intelligence. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit # 2 Exhibit # 3 Exhibit # 4 Exhibit # 5 Proposed Order)(Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 11/9/2007) (Entered: 11/09/2007)

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Nov. 9, 2007 RECAP
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Reply Memorandum in Support of 6 Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Sobel, David) (Filed on 11/16/2007) Modified on 11/19/2007 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 11/16/2007)

Nov. 16, 2007 RECAP
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Declaration of David L. Sobel in Support of 23 Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A# 2 Exhibit B)(Related document(s) 23 ) (Sobel, David) (Filed on 11/16/2007) (Entered: 11/16/2007)

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Nov. 16, 2007 RECAP
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ANSWER to Complaint byOffice of the Director of National Intelligence. (Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 11/26/2007) (Entered: 11/26/2007)

Nov. 26, 2007 RECAP
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ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART 6 PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. Signed by Judge Susan Illston. (SI, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/27/2007) (Entered: 11/27/2007)

Nov. 27, 2007 RECAP
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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b) of discussion of ADR options (Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 1/4/2008) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008 RECAP
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ADR Certification (ADR L.R. 3-5b) of discussion of ADR options (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 1/4/2008) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008 RECAP
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NOTICE of need for ADR Phone Conference (ADR L.R. 3-5 d) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 1/4/2008) (Entered: 01/04/2008)

Jan. 4, 2008 RECAP
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MOTION to Appear by Telephone at Case Management Conference filed by Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Motion Hearing set for 1/25/2008 02:00 PM. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 1/7/2008) (Entered: 01/07/2008)

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Jan. 7, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Illston granting 30 Motion to Appear by Telephone (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/8/2008) (Entered: 01/08/2008)

Jan. 8, 2008 RECAP
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JOINT CASE MANAGEMENT STATEMENT filed by Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Establishing Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule)(Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 1/16/2008) (Entered: 01/16/2008)

1 Proposed Order Establishing Summary Judgment Briefing Schedule

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Jan. 16, 2008 RECAP
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ADR Clerks Notice Setting ADR Phone Conference on 1/22/08 at 2:00 p.m. Please take note that plaintiff's counsel initiates the call to all parties. (tjs, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/17/2008) (Entered: 01/17/2008)

Jan. 17, 2008 RECAP
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SCHEDULING ORDER. Signed by Judge Illston on 1/25/08. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/29/2008) (Entered: 01/29/2008)

Jan. 29, 2008 RECAP
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Minute Entry: Initial Case Management Conference held on 1/25/2008 before Illston (Date Filed: 1/29/2008). continued to 3/7/08 for motions () (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 1/29/2008) (Entered: 01/29/2008)

Jan. 29, 2008 RECAP
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MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Motion Hearing set for 3/7/2008 09:00 AM. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 2/5/2008) (Entered: 02/05/2008)

1 Proposed Order

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Memorandum of Points and Authorities in support of re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed byOffice of the Director of National Intelligence. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(Related document(s) 36 ) (Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 2/5/2008) Modified on 2/6/2008 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/05/2008)

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Feb. 5, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION Re: Extension of Briefing Schedule For Motion For Summary Judgment and Proposed Order by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 2/13/2008) (Entered: 02/13/2008)

Feb. 13, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER continuing motion to 3/21/08. Signed by Judge Illston on 2/14/08. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 2/14/2008) (Entered: 02/14/2008)

Feb. 14, 2008 RECAP
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MOTION to Relate Case 08-1023-EDL filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Marcia Hofmann, # 2 Proposed Order)(Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 2/21/2008) Modified on 2/22/2008 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 02/21/2008)

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Feb. 21, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION Re: Motion for Summary Judgment by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 2/22/2008) (Entered: 02/22/2008)

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Feb. 22, 2008 RECAP
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Minute Entry: Telephone Conference (Date Filed: 2/27/2008). The Court will not sign the recently submitted stipulation re: summary judgment.Counsel will be submitting a Rule 41 dismissal.() (ts, COURT STAFF) (Date Filed: 2/27/2008) (Entered: 02/27/2008)

Feb. 27, 2008 RECAP
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Memorandum in Opposition re 40 MOTION to Relate Case filed byOffice of the Director of National Intelligence. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 2/28/2008) (Entered: 02/28/2008)

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Feb. 28, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION Of Dismissal by Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 3/4/2008) (Entered: 03/04/2008)

March 4, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER by Judge Illston denying 40 Motion to Relate Case (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/5/2008) (Entered: 03/05/2008)

March 5, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER DISMISSING CASE. EFF will move for attorney's fees no later than 4/11/08. ODNI will oppose EFF's motion for attorney's fees no later than 4/25/08. EFF will reply to ODNI's opposition no later than 5/2/08. The Court will hear the motion for attorney's fees on 5/16/08. Signed by Judge Illston on 3/5/08. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/5/2008) (Entered: 03/05/2008)

March 5, 2008 RECAP
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STIPULATION Extending Hearing Date And Briefing Schedule For Motion For Attorney's Fees by Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 4/1/2008) (Entered: 04/01/2008)

April 1, 2008 RECAP
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MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed by Electronic Frontier Foundation. Motion Hearing set for 5/16/2008 09:00 AM in Courtroom 10, 19th Floor, San Francisco. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 4/11/2008) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 11, 2008 RECAP
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Declaration of Marcia Hofmann in Support of 48 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-F)(Related document(s) 48 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 4/11/2008) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

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Declaration of David L. Sobel in Support of 48 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Related document(s) 48 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 4/11/2008) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 11, 2008 RECAP
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Declaration of Kurt Opsahl in Support of 48 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Related document(s) 48 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 4/11/2008) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 11, 2008 RECAP
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Declaration of Jennifer Stisa Granick in Support of 48 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Related document(s) 48 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 4/11/2008) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 11, 2008 RECAP
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Proposed Order re 48 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 4/11/2008) (Entered: 04/11/2008)

April 11, 2008 RECAP
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CLERK'S NOTICE Continuing Motion Hearing Motion Hearing set for 5/23/2008 09:00 AM. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/15/2008) (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008 RECAP
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***ERRONEOUS ATTACHMENT***CLERK'S NOTICE Continuing Motion Hearing Motion Hearing set for 5/30/2008 09:00 AM. (ts, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 4/15/2008) Modified on 4/16/2008 (ys, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 04/15/2008)

April 15, 2008 RECAP
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Memorandum in Opposition re 48 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byOffice of the Director of National Intelligence. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Proposed Order)(Warden, Andrew) (Filed on 5/2/2008) (Entered: 05/02/2008)

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May 2, 2008 RECAP
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RESPONSE in Support re 48 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 5/9/2008) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

May 9, 2008 RECAP
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Declaration of David L. Sobel in Support of 57 Response in Support, Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Related document(s) 57 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 5/9/2008) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

May 9, 2008 RECAP
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Declaration of Marcia Hofmann in Support of 57 Response in Support, Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-B)(Related document(s) 57 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 5/9/2008) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

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Declaration of Kurt Opsahl in Support of 57 Response in Support, Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Related document(s) 57 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 5/9/2008) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

May 9, 2008 RECAP
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Declaration of Thomas H. Steele in Support of 57 Response in Support, Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs filed byElectronic Frontier Foundation. (Related document(s) 57 ) (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 5/9/2008) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

May 9, 2008 RECAP
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Proposed Order re 57 Response in Support, Motion for Attorney Fees and Costs; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Motion for an Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs by Electronic Frontier Foundation. (Hofmann, Marcia) (Filed on 5/9/2008) (Entered: 05/09/2008)

May 9, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER VACATING ORAL ARGUMENT re 48 plaintiff's motion for attorney's fees and costs. Signed by Judge Susan Illston. (SI, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 5/22/2008) (Entered: 05/22/2008)

May 22, 2008 RECAP
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ORDER GRANTING IN PART PLAINTIFF'S MOTION FOR ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS re 48 . Signed by Judge Susan Illston. (SI, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/4/2008) (Entered: 06/04/2008)

June 4, 2008 RECAP

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

National Security

Special Collection(s):

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- Telephony Metadata

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 17, 2007

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Electronic Frontier Foundation

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

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: 52,271.97

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Required disclosure

Issues

General:

Confidentiality

Records Disclosure

Search policies

Terrorism/Post 9-11 issues