On Monday, November 18, 2019, Judge Edward M. Chen of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, issued an order declining to grant a motion for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union against multiple federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, and other federal immigration agencies. The ACLU seeks information, via a FOIA request, as to the federal agencies' surveillance of social media users. Judge Chen's ruling allows the case to move forward.
ACLU Allowed to Move Forward in Lawsuit Seeking FBI Documents Pertaining to Social Media Surveillance
Federal Appeals Court Rules Trump Administration Cannot Block Abortions for Immigrant Teens in Custody
ACLU Demands Information on TSA Policies for Searching Electronic Devices on Domestic Flights
The ACLU filed a FOIA lawsuit to collect information about the policies, equipment, and training that apply to the search of electronic devices brought by passengers on domestic flights, a practice that may have begun last fall.