As previously detailed on Lawfare, the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account is no mere private account.
We’re rounding up key public statements addressing President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Watch this page; we'll update as new statements are issued.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI):
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
All 11 judges on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court will rehear an ACLU claim that it has standing to assert a First Amendment right to see FISC decisions upholding the government’s bulk data collection program.
The hearing appears to be just the second time in the FISC’s history that it has publicly stated that it will meet en banc (it is unclear whether it has held secret en banc sessions).
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 concluded in an opinion issued on January 25th.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court may soon decide whether the First Amendment requires it to release its major opinions and orders dating back to the September 11 attacks.