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In Re Electronic Privacy Information Center

Petition for certiorari denied on November 18, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-58 F.I.S.C. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court exceeded its narrow statutory authority to authorize foreign intelligence surveillance, under 50 U.S.C. § 1861, when it ordered Verizon to disclose records to the National Security Agency for all telephone communications “wholly within the United States, including local telephone calls;” and (2) whether petitioner is entitled to relief pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1651(a) to vacate the order of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or other relief as this Court deems appropriate.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jul 8 2013Petition for a writ of mandamus and/or prohibition filed. (Response due August 12, 2013)
Aug 8 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 11, 2013.
Aug 9 2013Brief amici curiae of Professors of Information Privacy and Surveillance Law filed.
Aug 12 2013Brief amici curiae of Professors James E. Pfander, and Stephen I. Vladeck filed.
Aug 12 2013Brief amici curiae of Former Members of the Church Committee, and Law Professors filed.
Aug 12 2013Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Aug 30 2013Order further extending time to file response to petition to and including October 11, 2013.
Oct 7 2013Letter of October 7, 2013, from counsel for petitioner received.
Oct 11 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Oct 28 2013Reply of petitioner filed.
Oct 30 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 15, 2013.
Nov 18 2013Petition DENIED.