Thursday, 6 January 2011

First court hearing in my lawsuit against DHS

Today I had my first chance to meet the judge and the lawyer for the government in my Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the US Department of Homeland Security for withholding travel surveillance records. The hearing today was mostly procedural, but there are some significant implications to the way the government has initially responded to the case, as I discuss in a blog post over at PapersPlease.org.

My lawyers and the government agreed to confer informally to try to resolve the factual issues and to determine if formal discovery will be requested. Another case management conference to set a schedule for filing of preliminary motions will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at 10 a.m., either in court in San Francisco or by telephone with the judge and lawyers for both parties. Updates will be posted in the Identity Project FAQ about the case.

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