EFF Takes Surveillance FOIA Fight To DC Circ.

Law360, Washington (November 26, 2013, 6:32 PM ET) -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation on Tuesday asked the D.C. Circuit to reverse a lower court’s dismissal of its Freedom of Information Act suit seeking a document containing the DOJ's legal advice to the FBI on a now-discontinued telephone surveillance program.

EFF counsel Mark T. Rumold argued before a three-judge panel that the advice given by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel in this instance was a controlling interpretation of law subject to the FOIA.

“The OLC opinion at issue in this case set...
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Case Title

Electronic Frontier Found. v. Department of Justice


Case Number

12-5363

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Appellate - DC Circuit

Nature of Suit

2895 Freedom of Information Act of 1974

Date Filed

November 15, 2012

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