Case: ACLU v. NSA

1:16-cv-08936 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Filed Date: Nov. 17, 2016

Closed Date: Dec. 11, 2017

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Case Summary

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), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants failed to respond to the plainti…

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), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants failed to respond to the plaintiffs’ FOIA Request submitted on September 14, 2016, which sought records containing information on the government’s warrantless surveillance programs operated under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The plaintiffs sought an injunction requiring the defendants to process the request immediately and an order enjoining the defendants from assessing fees for this processing. The plaintiffs also requested attorneys’ fees.

Specifically, the plaintiffs alleged that because Congress was considering whether to reauthorize Section 702 when it expired in 2017, the timely disclosure of these records was critical to the public debate about the authority’s lawfulness. Therefore, the plaintiff sought information about the breadth of Section 702 surveillance and its policies and procedures, including the number of communications involving Americans that were subject to surveillance and rules setting the bounds of the surveillance. The plaintiffs specifically requested each individual agency’s current targeting procedures and minimization procedures addressing Section 702 surveillance and its use to investigate or prosecute individual Americans.

On January 13, 2017, the defendants filed an answer to the complaint admitting that they had not completed review of the plaintiffs' request but denying that the plaintiffs were entitled to relief. The defendants asserted that they had exercised due diligence in processing the request and that exceptional circumstances necessitated additional time to process it. Alternatively, the defendants argued that the information requested was exempt in whole or in part under FOIA, and that the Court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the request for relief exceeding FOIA's statutory relief.

On February 8, 2017, Richard M. Berman ordered the defendants to search for, process, and release non-exempt documents and set required release dates. As of September 17, 2017, the defendants had completed their production of partially or fully non-exempt documents in response to the plaintiff’s FOIA request. The parties then began settlement negotiations that involved the plaintiff’s request for attorneys’ fees and litigation costs.

On December 11, 2017, Judge Berman dismissed this case with prejudice due to a settlement agreement. NSA agreed to pay the plaintiff $11,000; CIA $6,500; National Security Division $6,500; FBI $6,500; and ODNI $4,500. The settlement amount totaled $35,000. The court retained jurisdiction over any issues relating to this order, but the case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Sichun Liu (5/23/2019)

People


Judge(s)

Berman, Richard M. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Diakun, Anna Natalia (New York)

Gorski, Ashley (New York)

Toomey, Patrick Christopher (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jones, David S (New York)

Onozawa, Tomoko (New York)

Judge(s)

Berman, Richard M. (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Diakun, Anna Natalia (New York)

Gorski, Ashley (New York)

Toomey, Patrick Christopher (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Jones, David S (New York)

Onozawa, Tomoko (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:16-cv-08936

Docket [PACER]

American Civil Liberties Union v. National Security Agency

Dec. 11, 2017

Dec. 11, 2017

Docket
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1:16-cv-08936

Complaint

American Civil Liberties Union v. National Security Agency

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

Complaint
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1:16-cv-08936

Stipulation an Order of Settlement and Dismissal

American Civil Liberties Union v. National Security Agency

Dec. 11, 2017

Dec. 11, 2017

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

Last updated Aug. 6, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208−12998133)Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.(Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

2

CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

3

FILING ERROR − DEFICIENT PLEADING − PARTY ERROR REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) Modified on 11/18/2016 (rch). (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

4

REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Office of the Director of National Intelligence, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

5

REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to National Security Agency, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

6

REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Justice, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

7

REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Central Intelligence Agency, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

8

FILING ERROR − DEFICIENT PLEADING − PARTY ERROR REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) Modified on 11/18/2016 (rch). (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

9

RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.(Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 11/17/2016)

Nov. 17, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016

10

ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (rch) (Entered: 11/18/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

11

ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to National Security Agency. (rch) (Entered: 11/18/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

12

ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department Of Justice. (rch) (Entered: 11/18/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

13

ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Central Intelligence Agency. (rch) (Entered: 11/18/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

***NOTICE TO ATTORNEY REGARDING DEFICIENT REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS. Notice to Attorney to RE−FILE Document No. 3 Request for Issuance of Summons, 8 Request for Issuance of Summons. The filing is deficient for the following reason(s): defendant listed on summons is not a party on the complaint. Re−file the document using the event type Request for Issuance of Summons found under the event list Service of Process − select the correct filer/filers − and attach the correct summons form PDF. (rch) (Entered: 11/18/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above−entitled action is assigned to Judge Richard M. Berman. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District. Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php. (rch) (Entered: 11/18/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck is so designated. (rch) (Entered: 11/18/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

Case Designated ECF. (rch) (Entered: 11/18/2016)

Nov. 18, 2016

Nov. 18, 2016

14

INITIAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE ORDER: Initial Conference set for 12/8/2016 at 09:30 AM in Courtroom 17B, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Richard M. Berman. (As further set forth in this Order.) (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 11/23/2016) (cf) (Entered: 11/23/2016)

Nov. 23, 2016

Nov. 23, 2016

15

LETTER addressed to Judge Richard M. Berman from Patrick Toomey dated November 28, 2016 re: Initial Pretrial Conference Order. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.(Toomey, Patrick)

Nov. 28, 2016

Nov. 28, 2016

17

ORDER: The conference currently scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. is hereby rescheduled to Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 17B of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York 10007. Initial Conference set for 12/21/2016 at 11:00 AM in Courtroom 17B, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Richard M. Berman. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 12/9/2016) (cf) (Entered: 12/09/2016)

Dec. 9, 2016

Dec. 9, 2016

18

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE. Central Intelligence Agency served on 11/21/2016, answer due 1/20/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 12/15/2016)

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

19

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE. Department Of Justice served on 11/21/2016, answer due 1/20/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 12/15/2016)

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

20

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE. Office of the Director of National Intelligence served on 11/21/2016, answer due 1/20/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 12/15/2016)

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

21

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE. National Security Agency served on 11/21/2016, answer due 1/20/2017. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union; American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 12/15/2016)

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

22

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons served on Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States on 11/21/2016. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 12/15/2016)

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

23

AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE of Summons served on United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York on 11/22/2016. Service was made by Mail. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Toomey, Patrick) (Entered: 12/15/2016)

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

24

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by David Stuart Jones on behalf of Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Jones, David) (Entered: 12/19/2016)

Dec. 19, 2016

Dec. 19, 2016

25

JOINT LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer and providing background for conference set for December 21, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. addressed to Judge Richard M. Berman from David S. Jones and Patrick Toomey dated 12/20/2016. Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(Jones, David) (Entered: 12/20/2016)

Dec. 20, 2016

Dec. 20, 2016

26

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Tomoko Onozawa on behalf of Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. (Onozawa, Tomoko) (Entered: 12/21/2016)

Dec. 21, 2016

Dec. 21, 2016

27

CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN: Amend the pleadings by February 3, 2017. Consent to Proceed before Magistrate Judge: No. Status of settlement discussions: 1/11/17 @ 9:00 AM. Other: Jan. 11, 2017 for serious case management plan to amend this incomplete plan. (as further set forth in this Order.) Amended Pleadings due by 2/3/2017. Settlement Conference set for 1/11/2017 at 09:00 AM before Judge Richard M. Berman. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 12/21/2016) (cf) (Entered: 12/21/2016)

Dec. 21, 2016

Dec. 21, 2016

28

LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer addressed to Judge Richard M. Berman from AUSA Tomoko Onozawa dated 12/23/2016. Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(Onozawa, Tomoko) (Entered: 12/23/2016)

Dec. 23, 2016

Dec. 23, 2016

29

ORDER granting 28 Letter Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Application granted. Central Intelligence Agency answer due 1/13/2017; Department Of Justice answer due 1/13/2017; National Security Agency answer due 1/13/2017; Office of the Director of National Intelligence answer due 1/13/2017 (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 12/28/2016) (cf) (Entered: 12/28/2016)

Dec. 28, 2016

Dec. 28, 2016

30

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Ashley Marie Gorski on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Gorski, Ashley) (Entered: 01/09/2017)

Jan. 9, 2017

Jan. 9, 2017

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Richard M. Berman: Interim Pretrial Conference held on 1/11/2017. Court signs proposed stipulation and order with slight modifications. See transcript of proceedings held for a complete record. (Court Reporter Vincent Bologna) (CM) (Entered: 01/11/2017)

Jan. 11, 2017

Jan. 11, 2017

31

STIPULATION AND ORDER SETTING FORTH CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND RELATED AGREEMENTS: The parties believe there will be no joinder of additional parties. Amendments to the pleadings are due on or before February 3, 2017. Subject to adherence to Court's rules re: pre−motion letters + conference, if Plaintiffs intend to file a partial motion for summary judgment concerning the Priority Records, the parties shall confer and propose a briefing schedule to the Court on or before May 1, 2017. Oral Argument: Court's preference is for single SJ motion. (As further set forth in this Order.) As Amended, SO ORDERED. ( Amended Pleadings due by 2/3/2017., Motions due by 5/1/2017.) (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 1/11/2017) (cf) (Entered: 01/11/2017)

Jan. 11, 2017

Jan. 11, 2017

32

ANSWER to 1 Complaint,. Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(Onozawa, Tomoko) (Entered: 01/13/2017)

Jan. 13, 2017

Jan. 13, 2017

33

NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Anna Natalia Diakun on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Diakun, Anna) (Entered: 01/24/2017)

Jan. 24, 2017

Jan. 24, 2017

34

LETTER addressed to Judge Richard M. Berman from Anna Diakun dated February 3, 2017 re: Case Management Schedule. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.(Diakun, Anna) (Entered: 02/03/2017)

Feb. 3, 2017

Feb. 3, 2017

35

STIPULATION AND ORDER SETTING FORTH ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE SCOPE OF REQUIRED SEARCHES AND DEADLINES FOR COMPLETION OF CERTAIN SEARCHES FOR AND PROCESSING OF RESPONSIVE RECORDS: IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED, AGREED, AND ORDERED THAT: The January 11 Order shall remain in force except to the extent modified herein. Defendants shall search for, process, and release non−exempt portions, if any, of documents referenced in the "Summary of Notable Section 702 Requirements" that is referenced in paragraph 8 and Exhibit A of the January 11 Order. (As further set forth in this Order.) Paragraph 11 of the January 11 Order is modified by extending to October 13, 2017, from September 22, 2017, the date by which the parties are to propose a briefing schedule to the Court in connection with any contemplated consolidated motion for summary judgment subject to adherence to Court's rules re: pre−motion letters and conference. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 2/8/2017) (cf) (Entered: 02/08/2017)

Feb. 8, 2017

Feb. 8, 2017

36

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings re: CONFERENCE held on 1/11/2017 before Judge Richard M. Berman. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Vincent Bologna, (212) 805−0300. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/7/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/17/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/15/2017.(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/14/2017)

Feb. 14, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017

37

NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a CONFERENCE proceeding held on 1/11/17 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above−captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days...(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/14/2017)

Feb. 14, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017

38

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings re: CONFERENCE held on 12/21/2016 before Judge Richard M. Berman. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Andrew Walker, (212) 805−0300. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. Redaction Request due 3/7/2017. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/17/2017. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/15/2017.(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/14/2017)

Feb. 14, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017

39

NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT Notice is hereby given that an official transcript of a CONFERNECE proceeding held on 12/21/16 has been filed by the court reporter/transcriber in the above−captioned matter. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days...(McGuirk, Kelly) (Entered: 02/14/2017)

Feb. 14, 2017

Feb. 14, 2017

40

CONSENT LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time for release of two of thirteen categories of documents now required to be released by April 11, 2017, addressed to Judge Richard M. Berman from David S. Jones dated April 6, 2017. Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(Jones, David) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

41

ORDER granting 40 Letter Motion for Extension of Time. Application Granted On Consent. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 4/6/2017) (cf) (Entered: 04/06/2017)

April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017

42

CONSENT LETTER MOTION for Extension of Time of one week for one of a series of court−ordered document releases addressed to Judge Richard M. Berman from David S. Jones dated June 1, 2017. Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(Jones, David) (Entered: 06/01/2017)

June 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

43

ORDER granting 42 Letter Motion for Extension of Time. Final extension to 6/13/17 granted. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 6/5/2017) (cf) (Entered: 06/05/2017)

June 5, 2017

June 5, 2017

44

STATUS REPORT. Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(Onozawa, Tomoko) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

45

MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 44 Status Report filed by Department Of Justice, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency. ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 10/18/2017) (clt) (Entered: 10/18/2017)

Oct. 18, 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

46

STATUS REPORT. Joint Status Report re Fee Settlement Negotiations Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(Onozawa, Tomoko) (Entered: 11/21/2017)

Nov. 21, 2017

Nov. 21, 2017

47

MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 46 Status Report filed by Department Of Justice, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency. ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 11/28/2017) (clt) (Entered: 11/28/2017)

Nov. 28, 2017

Nov. 28, 2017

48

STATUS REPORT. Joint Status Report re Fee Settlement Negotiations Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(Onozawa, Tomoko) (Entered: 12/04/2017)

Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

49

MEMO ENDORSEMENT on re: 48 Status Report filed by Department Of Justice, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency. ENDORSEMENT: Application granted. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 12/5/2017) (cf) (Entered: 12/05/2017)

Dec. 5, 2017

Dec. 5, 2017

50

STATUS REPORT. Joint Status Report re Fee Settlement Negotiations Document filed by Central Intelligence Agency, Department Of Justice, National Security Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.(Onozawa, Tomoko) (Entered: 12/08/2017)

Dec. 8, 2017

Dec. 8, 2017

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STIPULATION AND ORDER OF SETTLEMENT AND DISMISSAL. IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED AND AGREED, by and between the parties, as follows: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. § 552(a) (4)(E), as soon as reasonably practicable after the Court has endorsed and docketed this Stipulation and Order, NSA shall pay to Plaintiffs the sum of $11,000, CIA shall pay to Plaintiffs the sum of $6500, NSD shall pay to Plaintiffs the sum of $6500, FBI shall pay to Plaintiffs the sum of $6500, and ODNI shall pay to Plaintiffs the sum of $4500 (collectively, the "Settlement Amounts"). This action is hereby dismissed with prejudice, provided that the Court may retain jurisdiction over any issues that may arise relating to this Stipulation and Order. Clerk to close the case. (Signed by Judge Richard M. Berman on 12/11/2017) (clt) (Entered: 12/12/2017)

Dec. 11, 2017

Dec. 11, 2017

Case Details

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

National Security

Special Collection(s):

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act—Foreign Targeting (702, 703, 704)

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Nov. 17, 2016

Closing Date: Dec. 11, 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

American Civil Liberties Union

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit NON-religious organization

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

National Security Agency, Federal

Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Federal

United States Department of Justice, Federal

Central Intelligence Agency, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Law-enforcement

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: 35,000

Content of Injunction:

Required disclosure

Issues

General:

Records Disclosure

Search policies

Type of Facility:

Government-run