Yahoo v. U.S. PRISM documents

Documents released on September 11, 2014 as a result of litigation brought by Yahoo show how the court charged with assessing government intelligence surveillance requests secretly applied a broad exception to the Fourth Amendment to authorize sweeping surveillance of digital records without a warrant. The FISA Court (FISC) opined that this exception to the Fourth Amendment permits programmatic surveillance of many individuals – including Americans – with no connection to a crime or terrorism. All the released documents are below, with the most important bolded.

1- Yahoo Brief
2- Government’s Ex Parte Merits Brief
3- Yahoo Reply Brief
4- Yahoo Rule 28(j) Letter to FISC-R Clerk
5-Government’s Ex Parte Supplemental Brief
6- Yahoo Motion for Leave to File and Reply Brief
7- Government’s Motion for Leave to File and Ex Parte Supp
8- Rule 28(j) Letter to Judge Selya from Acting SG Greg Garre
9- Government’s 28(j) Letter to Selya from Garre
10- Yahoo Response to Gov’t 28(j) Letter
11- FISC Merits Opinion
12- Docket Entry Sheet
13- Gov’t Motion to Compel Compliance with DNI and AG
14- Yahoo Memo in Opposition to Motion to Compel
15- DoD Procedures Governing Activities of Intel Components
16- Motion to File Classified Appendix
17- Order Establishing Procedures for Handling Classified Info
18- Order Directing the Filing of Affidavits
19- Declaration of ___ FBI Acquisition
20- Declaration of ____ Yahoo filed Jan 23 2008
21- Declaration of ____ Yahoo filed Jan 23 2008
22- Order Authorizing Submission of Ex Parte Filing
23- Order Directing Parties to Provide Supp Briefing on 4th Amend
24- Government’s Supp Brief of 4th Amend
25- Response to Ex Parte Order to Govt and Motion for Leave to File
26- Order Granting Motion to File Classified Appendix
27- Notice of Filing of Motion to File Classified Info
28- Order Authorizing Submission of Ex Parte Filing
29- Redacted Memo Opinion and Order
30- Govt’s Motion for an Order of Civil Contempt
31- Declaration of Matthew Olsen, DA AG
32- Motion for Leave to File Classified Declaration and In Camera Review
33- Order Denying Yahoo’s Motion for Stay and Granting Govt Motion to File
34- Yahoo Compliance Report
35- Executive Order 12333, 46 Fed Reg 59,941
36- Classified Appendix in Support of Govt’s Motion to Compel
37- DoD Supp Procedures Governing Comm Metafiles Analysis
38- Memorandum Opinion (unredacted)
39- Declaration of J. Michael McConnell, DNI
40- Classified Annex to DoD Procedures Under Exec Order 12333
41- [Title Classified` CR 1108
42- [Title Classified] CR 1166
43- [Title Classified] CR 1181
44- FBI Standard Procedures Physical Search US Agent
45- FBI Standard Procedures Physical Search Non-US Agent
46- FBI Standard Procedures Electronic Surveillance US Agent
47- FBI Standard Procedures Electronic Surveillance Non-US Agent
48- Amendments to FBI Standard Procedures 2006
49- Memorandum Opinion and Order DNI-AG Certification

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