On Tuesday, a civil action was filed by Columbia University’s Knight First Amendment Institute and seven blocked Twitter users, asserting that President Trump and his staff are violating the First Amendment by blocking users on Twitter based on their viewpoints.
A roundup of statements from senators and congressmen.
Messages Between U.S. Agencies and Foreign Governments Not Protected by FOIA Exemption 5, Sixth Circuit Rules
The Freedom of Information Act’s Exemption 5 does not shield communications between U.S. agencies and foreign government agencies, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held on Friday in Lucaj v. FBI.
In Rare En Banc Session, Surveillance Court to Reconsider Whether ACLU Can Seek Release of Documents
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will rehear en banc the ACLU's claim that it has standing to assert a First Amendment right to see FISC decisions upholding the government’s bulk data collection program.
Documents the FBI creates when it processes a FOIA request can be withheld from future FOIA requests in certain sensitive cases, D.C. District Judge Randolph Moss ruled on Monday.
FISC Rejects Claim That Public Has a First Amendment Right to Court Decisions About Bulk Data Collection
Citizens do not have a First Amendment right to read the full court decisions that support the legality of the NSA’s bulk data collection program, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has concluded.
In an October motion, the ACLU argued that a First Amendment “right of access” mandates release of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's opinions. Read on for a primer on the underlying legal theory.