FOIA Hearing on USA Patriot Act
On June 3rd, Electronic Frontier Foundation Staff Attorney Mark Rumold will argue that documents describing the NSA's and CIA's bulk collection of Americans' personal records must be publicly disclosed. This Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit deals with still-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's rulings interpreting Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, the provision of law the NSA uses to collect the phone records of millions of ordinary people. Nearly one year to the day of the first Edward Snowden leak about Section 215, EFF continues to speak out for justice. The public is welcome to attend.
FOIA can be a powerful tool in shedding light on wrongdoing and promoting government transparency. EFF's FOIA requests (and subsequent lawsuits) have uncovered thousands of pages of documents over the years and have been instrumental in exposing the NSA's domestic spying programs today.
Photo ID is required for entry; allow at least 15 minutes for security screening. EFF urges attendees to dress in business attire and to observe professional courtroom decorum.
Tuesday June 3, 2:00 pm
Courtroom 1, 4th Floor
Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612 USA
Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers