EFF Legal Director Cindy Cohn will argue before a DC court that Americans' telephone metadata deserves the highest protection of the Fourth Amendment. EFF is appearing as amicus in Klayman v. Obama, a case on appeal following a December 2013 preliminary ruling that the NSA's metadata program was likely unconstitutional.
We invite you to join us as EFF rejects the government's spurious claims. By filling the courtroom, we hope to send a message to the government and the media that EFF members are on alert.
"Metadata isn't trivial," EFF Legal Fellow Andrew Crocker says. "Collected on a massive scale over a broad time period, metadata can reveal your political and religious affiliations, your friends and relationships, even whether you have a health condition or own guns. This is exactly the kind of warrantless search the Fourth Amendment was intended to prevent."
Oral Argument in Klayman v. Obama
Brown, Williams, and Sentelle
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 9:30 AM
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit 333 Constitution Ave., NW., Courtroom 20
Washington, DC 20001
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 respectful courtroom decorum. You will have an opportunity to speak to the EFF team at our Speakeasy: DC meetup that evening.
Many thanks to EFF's members who make this work possible!