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To: K-oneTexas; Txsleuth



40 posted on 02/16/2006 11:44:45 AM PST by hipaatwo
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To: hipaatwo
Yes, the ACLU suit was merged with the EPIC one.

From the decision:

In response to this news, EPIC submitted four FOIA requests that same day to four DOJ
components—the Office of the Attorney General (“OAG”), the Office of Intelligence Policy and Review (“OIPR”), the Office of Legal Counsel (“OLC”), and the Office of Legal Policy (“OLP”)—citing the New York Times article and requesting records “from September 11, 2001 to the present concerning a presidential order or directive authorizing the National Security Agency (‘NSA’), or any other component of the intelligence community, to conduct domestic surveillance without the prior authorization of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (‘FISC’).”

EPIC specifically sought the following items:
(1) an audit of NSA domestic surveillance activities;
(2) guidance or a “checklist” to help decide whether probable cause exists to monitor an individual’s communications;
(3) communications concerning the use of information obtained through NSA domestic surveillance as the basis for DOJ surveillance applications to the FISC;
(4) legal memoranda, opinions or statements concerning increased domestic surveillance, including one authored by John C. Yoo shortly after September 11, 2001 discussing the potential for warrantless use of enhanced electronic surveillance techniques.

No reference to 'who' would be harmed, just implied, I guess, that it is in the publics interest since that's what FOIA requests are about.

60 posted on 02/16/2006 11:54:33 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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