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Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act -- All Matters

This Clearinghouse special collection brings together all the litigation we know about that deals with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (including the FISA Amendments Act). Many are newly declassified items from the docket of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; others predate those recent disclosures.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Page v. Comey
1:20-cv-03460 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/27/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0144
Coding Complete
This case is related to the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse's coverage of the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. For more information on litigation to disclose the warrants that inspired this case, please see this link. For a summary of the ... [view]
2 [Redacted Caption] Gov't Ex Parte Submission of Reauthorization Certifications & Related Procedures, Ex Parte Submission of Amended Certifications & Request for an Order Approving Such Certifications & Amended Certifications (Nov. 2020) (702, Boasberg J.)
[Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 10/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0149
Coding Complete
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, 50 U.S.C. § 1881a, permits the Attorney General (AG) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance targeting the communications of non-U.S. persons located abroad. The government need not establish probable cause that the target of electronic ... [view]
3 In re Accuracy Concerns Regarding FBI Matters Submitted to the FISC
Misc. 19-02 (FISC)
Filed 12/17/2019 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0138
Coding Complete
This Clearinghouse entry focuses on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court’s (FISC) response to revelations of flawed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications against Trump 2016 campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page. It includes the following dockets: • The FBI Office of the Inspector General “Crossfire ... [view]
4 Page v. U.S. Department of Justice
1:19-cv-03149 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/21/2019 - Closed 2020
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0143
Coding Complete
This case is related to the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse's coverage of the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. For more information on litigation to disclose the warrants that inspired this case, please see this link. For a summary of the ... [view]
5 [Redacted Caption] Gov't Ex Parte Submission of Reauthorization Certifications & Related Procedures, Ex Parte Submission of Amended Certifications & Request for an Order Approving Such Certifications & Amended Certifications (Dec. 2019) (702, Boasberg J.)
[Redacted] (FISC)
Filed 09/17/2019 - Closed 2019
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0145
Coding Complete
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, 50 U.S.C. § 1881a, permits the Attorney General (AG) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance targeting the communications of non-U.S. persons located abroad. The government need not establish probable cause that the target of electronic ... [view]
6 In re [Redacted], Non-U.S. Persons
19-218 (FISC)
Filed 12/12/2018 - Closed 2020
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0142
Coding Complete
For the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collection of FISA Matters, see our special collection. On December 12, 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) submitted a draft application on the authority to conduct surveillance on foreign targets under the ... [view]
7 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 12/11/2018 - Closed 2019
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0130
Coding Complete
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
8 United States v. Daher
2:18-cr-20559-NGE-MKM (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 08/14/2018 - Case Ongoing
Kamel Mohammad Rammal
National Security
NS-MI-0006
Coding Complete
This is a federal criminal case where the government attempted to introduce evidence obtained through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). On August 14, 2018, two operators of a Detroit gas station were indicted in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan for the crime of defrauding the Supplemental ... [view]
9 Judicial Watch, Inc. v. United States DOJ
1:18-cv-01050 (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/03/2018 - Closed 2018
Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0131
Coding Complete
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
10 N.Y. Times Co. v. United States DOJ
1:18-cv-02054-AT (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/07/2018 - Closed 2018
Department of Justice
National Security
NS-NY-0024
Coding Complete
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
11 FISA Court Matters relating to disclosure of Carter Page surveillance records: Four FISC cases [FISC Misc. 18-01, Misc. 18-02, Misc. 18-03, and Misc. 19-01]
Misc. 18-01 (FISC)
Filed 02/06/2018 - Closed 2020
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0126
Coding Complete
In October 2016, the U.S. government first applied for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Carter Page, the former foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The warrants against Page alleged that he made contact with Russian officials to obtain compromising material on Trump's 2016 opponent, ... [view]
12 [Caption Redacted] DNI/AG 702(h) Cerifications 2018 (July 2019) (702, Cabranes, J.; Tallman, J.; Sentelle, J.)
[redacted] (FISC)
Filed 2018 - Closed 2019
Federal Bureau of Investigation
National Security
NS-DC-0133
Coding Complete
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, 50 U.S.C. § 1881a, permits the Attorney General (AG) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance targeting the communications of non-U.S. persons located abroad. The government need not establish probable cause that the target of electronic ... [view]
13 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
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
14 Semiannual Assessment of Compliance with Procedures and Guidelines Issued Pursuant to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (March 2019) (702)
N/A (FISC)
Filed 2018 - Closed
no defendants on record
National Security
NS-DC-0135
Coding Complete
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, 50 U.S.C. § 1881a, permits the Attorney General (AG) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance targeting the communications of non-U.S. persons located abroad. The government need not establish probable cause that the target of electronic ... [view]
15 James Madison Project v. U.S. Department of Justice
1:17-cv-00597 (D.D.C.)
Filed 04/04/2017 - Closed 2020
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
National Security
NS-DC-0146
Coding Complete
This case is part of the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse's coverage of the Carter Page Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants. For more information on litigation to disclose the warrants that inspired this case, please see this link. For a summary of the warrants ... [view]
16 ACLU v. NSA
1:16-cv-08936 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 11/17/2016 - Closed 2017
National Security Agency
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-NY-0022
Coding Complete
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), ... [view]
17 In re Opinions and Orders of this Court Containing Novel or Significant Interpretations of Law [FISA Docket Misc. 16-01; FISCR Docket Misc. 20-02]
Misc. 16-01 (FISC)
Filed 10/19/2016 - Case Ongoing
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0117
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
For the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collection of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) matters, see our special collection. On October 19, 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic of Yale Law ... [view]
18 In re Carter W. Page: A U.S. Person [FISA dockets 16-1182, 17-52, 17-375, 17-679]
16-1182 (FISC)
Filed 10/01/2016 - Case Ongoing
Carter W. Page
National Security
NS-DC-0127
Coding Complete
In 2016, the FBI sought and obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against Trump 2016 campaign foreign policy advisor Carter Page. The warrant applications against Page alleged that he had contact with Russian officials to collect compromising information on Trump's 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton. After substantial ... [view]
19 [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 09/17/2016 - Closed 2017
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0113
Washington
Coding Complete
Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, 50 U.S.C. § 1881a et seq., permits the Attorney General (AG) and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance targeting the communications of non-U.S. persons located abroad. The government need not establish probable cause that the target of electronic ... [view]
20 The New York Times Company v. United States Department of Justice
1:16-cv-07020 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 09/08/2016 - Closed 2017
The Department of Justice
The Department of Justice
National Security
NS-NY-0026
Coding Complete
On September 7, 2016, the New York Times and one of its reporters specializing in national security issues filed a complaint under 5 U.S.C. § 552 (the Freedom of Information Act) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The complaint alleged that the reporter properly ... [view]
21 United States v. Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab
1:16-cr-00181 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 03/17/2016 - Closed 2019
Aws Mohammed Younis Al-Jayab
National Security
NS-IL-0003
Coding Complete
This is the eighth time the Justice Department has notified a criminal defendant that evidence being used against him came from a FISA warrantless wiretap, a move that is expected at some point to set up a Supreme Court test of whether such eavesdropping is constitutional. (As explained below, however, this case was resolved by guilty plea and ... [view]
22 In re [Redacted] a U.S. Person
PR/TT 2016 (FISC)
Filed 2016 - Closed 2016
United States
National Security
NS-DC-0104
Coding Complete
For the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse collection of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) matters, see our special collection. On January 21, 2016, the government submitted an application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to ... [view]
23 United States v. Mohammad
3:15-CR-00358-JZ (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 09/30/2015 - Closed 2019
Yahya Farooq Mohammad
National Security
NS-OH-0002
Coding Complete
On September 30, 2015, Yahya Farooq Mohammad, Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, Asif Ahmed Salim, and Sultane Roome Salim were indicted in U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Ohio for conspiracy to provide and conceal material support and resources to terrorists, for providing material support and resources to terrorists and for conspiracy to ... [view]
24 Valdez v. National Security Agency
2:15-cv-00584-RJS-DBP (D. Utah)
Filed 08/08/2015 - Closed 2018
United States
National Security Agency
National Security
NS-UT-0001
Fort Meade
Coding Complete
On August 8, 2015, six U.S. citizens who had their email, text message, and telephone call metadata collected by the government during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, filed suit against the National Security Agency ("NSA") and the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"). The plaintiffs challenged the legality of the domestic ... [view]
25 N.Y. Times Co. v. U.S. Department of Treasury
1:15-cv-05740 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/22/2015 - Closed 2016
Department of Treasury
National Security
NS-NY-0025
Coding Complete
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) requires the government to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) before it may conduct any domestic electronic surveillance to acquire foreign intelligence information. The warrant applications are made ex parte and must include a sworn statement by a federal ... [view]
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