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Federal Bureau of Investigation v. Fazaga

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
20-828 9th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD OT 2021

Issue: Whether Section 1806(f) of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 displaces the state-secrets privilege and authorizes a district court to resolve, in camera and ex parte, the merits of a lawsuit challenging the lawfulness of government surveillance by considering the privileged evidence.

DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Dec 17 2020Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 19, 2021)
Dec 28 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response from January 19, 2021 to March 22, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Dec 29 2020Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including March 22, 2021.
Jan 05 2021Waiver of right of respondents James Elmer Mitchell and John Jessen not accepted for filing (waiver filed in wrong case and removed from the docket 3/5/21).
Jan 18 2021Brief of respondents Pat Rose, Paul Allen and Kevin Armstrong in support filed.
Jan 19 2021Brief of respondents J. Stephen Tidwell and Barbara Walls in support filed.
Mar 04 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response from March 22, 2021 to April 21, 2021, submitted to The Clerk.
Mar 05 2021Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including April 21, 2021.
Apr 21 2021Brief of respondents Yassir Fazaga, et al. in opposition filed.
May 11 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/27/2021.
May 11 2021Reply of petitioners Federal Bureau of Investigation, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jun 01 2021DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 6/3/2021.
Jun 07 2021Petition GRANTED.
Jul 01 2021Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.
Jul 12 2021Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners brief on the merits is extended to and including July 30, 2021. The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including September 21, 2021.