DOJ Sued For Ignoring FOIA Request On Surveillance

Law360, New York (October 18, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT) -- The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Justice in New York federal court on Thursday, demanding it comply with a Freedom of Information Act request for details on the DOJ’s use of evidence gathered under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act.

The ACLU contends that despite its March FOIA request for information on all legal proceedings in which the DOJ plans to, or already did, use evidence gathered under the FISA Amendments Act — which lets federal agencies intercept international communications without...
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