Proceedings before the Ninth Circuit in Smith v. Obama

Smith v. Obama, No. 14-35555 (9th Cir.)

On June 3, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered supplemental briefs from the parties as to whether Congress’ enactment of the USA Freedom Act the previous day had mooted Ms. Smith’s requests for declaratory and injunctive relief Continue reading Proceedings before the Ninth Circuit in Smith v. Obama

The Court of Appeals’ Second Opinion in ACLU v. Clapper

ACLU v. Clapper, 14-42–cv, 2015 WL 6516757 (2d Cir. Oct. 29, 2015)

On October 29, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit refused to issue a preliminary injunction against the collection and querying of the plaintiffs’ telephone records through November 29, 2015, Continue reading The Court of Appeals’ Second Opinion in ACLU v. Clapper

The D.C. Circuit’s Opinion in Klayman v. Obama

Obama v. Klayman, 800 F.3d 559 (D.C. Cir. 2015)

On August 28, 2015, the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia vacated the preliminary injunction against the NSA’s bulk telephony metadata program that District Judge Richard Leon had granted on December 16, 2013, but stayed pending appeal. Klayman v. Obama, 957 F.Supp.2d 1. Continue reading The D.C. Circuit’s Opinion in Klayman v. Obama

Judge Leon’s decision granting an injunction in Klayman v. Obama

Klayman v. Obama, Civil Action No. 13-851 (RJL), 2015 WL 6873127 (D.D.C. Nov. 9, 2015)

After the FISC reauthorized the NSA’s bulk telephony metadata program until the November 29, 2015 deadline that the USA Freedom Act set for its end, Judge Richard Leon of the federal District Court for the District of Columbia held, on November 9, that the program very likely violated the Fourth Amendment. Continue reading Judge Leon’s decision granting an injunction in Klayman v. Obama

The Court of Appeals’ stay of the injunction in Klayman v. Obama

Klayman v. Obama, No. 15-5307 (D.C. Cir. Nov. 16, 2015)

On November 16, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ordered a stay, without providing any reasons, of the injunction that district court Judge Richard Leon had granted to plaintiff J.J. Little and and his law firm, J.J. Little & Associates, P.C., on November 9 against the NSA’s collection and use of their telephony metadata. Continue reading The Court of Appeals’ stay of the injunction in Klayman v. Obama