Muhtorov’s reply to the government’s position on warrantless surveillance

On July 3, 2014 in United States v. Jamshid Muhtorov, Criminal Case No. 1:12-cr-00033-JLK-01 (D.Colo. filed Jan. 19, 2012), the defense filed a reply to the government’s response to the motion to suppress, Continue reading Muhtorov’s reply to the government’s position on warrantless surveillance

The Muhtorov litigation over discovery of warrantless surveillance

The parties’ positions on disclosure of Sec. 702 surveillance

In addition to arguing that the collection of evidence under Sec. 1881a is per se unlawful, in its brief of January 29, 2014 in United States v. Jamshid Muhtorov, Criminal Case No. 1:12-cr-00033-JLK-01 (D.Colo. filed Jan. 19, 2012), the defense argued for additional discovery. Continue reading The Muhtorov litigation over discovery of warrantless surveillance

The government’s opposition to Muhtorov’s challenge to warrantless surveillance

On May 9, 2014, the government filed an unclassified memorandum, from which classified material was redacted, opposing the motions in United States v. Jamshid Muhtorov, Criminal Case No. 1:12-cr-00033-JLK-01 (D.Colo. filed Jan. 19, 2012), for suppression and discovery. Continue reading The government’s opposition to Muhtorov’s challenge to warrantless surveillance

Litigation over warrantless surveillance in Mohamed Osman Mohamud

On April 4, 2014, the defense filed an alternative motion for suppression of evidence or a new trial based on the government’s introduction of evidence obtained through unlawful electronic surveillance. Continue reading Litigation over warrantless surveillance in Mohamed Osman Mohamud

The Wikimedia v. NSA Complaint

Wikimedia Foundation, et al. v. NSA, et al., Case 1:15-cv-00662-RDB (D. Md. filed March 10, 2015)

This lawsuit challenges the upstream data collection program in which “the NSA … seize[s] and search[es] the internet communications of U.S. citizens and residents en masse as those communications travel across the internet ‘backbone’’ in the United States.” Complt., para. 40. Continue reading The Wikimedia v. NSA Complaint

Center for Constitutional Rights (“CCR”) v. Obama

CCR v. Obama, No. 13-802, cert. denied, 134 S.Ct. 1497 (2014)

This lawsuit on behalf of the Center for Constitutional Rights and several of its present and former legal staff members was originally filed on January 17, 2006 against President Bush and other government officials in the federal district court for the Southern District of New York. Continue reading Center for Constitutional Rights (“CCR”) v. Obama

Klayman II

Klayman v. Obama, No. 13-881 (D.D.C. filed June 11, 2013) .

In addition to the Klayman I complaint challenging the NSA’s telephony metadata program, conservative legal activist Larry Klayman brought the complaint in Klayman II against the Prism program whose existence was revealed in the documents leaked by Snowden. Continue reading Klayman II