Jewel et al v. National Security Agency et al

Filing 50

Joint MOTION for Entry of Order Regarding Preservation of Evidence filed by United States of America. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1, Dkt. 393 in 06-cv-1791-VRW, # 2 Proposed Order)(Ahern, Paul) (Filed on 11/10/2009)

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Jewel et al v. National Security Agency et al Doc. 50 Case3:08-cv-04373-VRW Document50 Filed11/10/09 Page1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 MICHAEL F. HERTZ Deputy Assistant Attorney General JOSEPH H. HUNT ANTHONY J. COPPOLINO PAUL E. AHERN U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Rm. 6102 Washington, D.C. 20001 Tel: (202) 514-4782/Fax: (202) 616-8460 Attorneys for Government Defendants ANN M. RAVEL Deputy Assistant Attorney General TIMOTHY P. GARREN ANDREA W. MCCARTHY JAMES R. WHITMAN U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Torts Branch P.O. Box 7146, Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044-7146 Tel: (202) 616-4169/Fax: (202) 616-4314 Attorneys for Individual Capacity Defendants ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION CINDY COHN (145997) LEE TIEN (148216) KURT OPSAHL (191303) KEVIN S. BANKSTON (217026) JAMES S. TYRE (083117) 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Telephone: (415) 436-9333 Fax: (415) 436-9993 RICHARD R. WIEBE (121156) LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD R. WIEBE 425 California Street, Suite 2025 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 433-3200 Fax: (415) 433-6382 Attorneys for Plaintiffs [FULL COUNSEL LIST BELOW] UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY et al., ) ) ) Defendants ) ) _______________________________________) CAROLYN JEWEL et al., Case No. C:08-cv-4373-VRW JOINT MOTION FOR ENTRY OF ORDER REGARDING PRESERVATION OF EVIDENCE Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker J o in t M o t io n for Entry of Order Regarding Preservation of Evidence J e w e l et al. v. National Security Agency et al., Case No. 08-cv-4373-VRW Dockets.Justia.com Case3:08-cv-04373-VRW Document50 Filed11/10/09 Page2 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 JOINT MOTION FOR ENTRY OF ORDER REGARDING PRESERVATION OF EVIDENCE Pursuant to Local Rule 7-11, the parties jointly move this Court to extend the Order regarding preservation of evidence entered in the related multi-district litigation ("MDL") proceedings (Dkt. 393 in 06-cv-1791-VRW) to this action. In support the parties state as follows: 1. On September 20, 2007, plaintiffs in the related MDL proceeding, In re: National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation, moved this Court for an order requiring all parties to preserve evidence relevant to the action. (Dkts. 373, 384 in 06-cv-1791-VRW). On November 6, 2007, the Court entered an Order regarding the preservation of evidence in cases consolidated in the MDL proceeding (the "MDL Order"). Ex.1 (Dkt. 393 in 06-cv-1791VRW). 2. Plaintiffs in this action have requested that the defendants stipulate to an identical preservation order in this action, and the defendants have agreed in light of the order entered in the multi-district litigation. 3. Accordingly, the parties jointly move this Court to enter the proposed order set forth below, which is identical in substance to the MDL Order. (Dkt. 393 in MDL 06-cv-1791VRW). 4. The MDL Order required the counsel representing each party to certify that they had directed their clients to comply with the Order. Ex.1 at 4 (Dkt. 393 in 06-cv-1791-VRW). The parties respectfully request that the Court order the requisite statements to be filed not later than December 15, 2009, in this action. A proposed Order is attached. DATED: November 10, 2009 Respectfully Submitted, MICHAEL F. HERTZ Deputy Assistant Attorney General JOSEPH H. HUNT Director, Federal Programs Branch VINCENT M. GARVEY Deputy Branch Director 23 24 25 26 27 28 J o in t M o t io n for Entry of Order Regarding Preservation of Evidence J e w e l et al. v. National Security Agency et al., Case No. 08-cv-4373-VRW 2 Case3:08-cv-04373-VRW Document50 Filed11/10/09 Page3 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ANTHONY J. COPPOLINO Special Litigation Counsel MARCIA BERMAN Senior Litigation Counsel PAUL E. AHERN Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Room 6102 Washington, DC 20001 Telephone: (202) 305-0633 Fax: (202) 616-8460 paul.ahern@usdoj.gov By: /s Paul E. Ahern Paul E. Ahern 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Attorneys for the Government Defendants Sued in Their Official Capacity Joint M o t io n for Entry of Order Regarding Preservation of Evidence J e w e l et al. v. National Security Agency et al., Case No. 08-cv-4373-VRW 3 Case3:08-cv-04373-VRW Document50 Filed11/10/09 Page4 of 5 DECLARATION PURSUANT TO GENERAL ORDER 45, X.B 1 I, PAUL E. AHERN, hereby declare pursuant to General Order 45, X.B, that I have 2 obtained the concurrence in the filing of this document from each of the other signatories listed 3 below. 4 I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing declaration is true and correct. 5 Executed on November 10, 2009, in the City of Washington, District of Columbia. 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 By: 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 J o in t M o t io n for Entry of Order Regarding Preservation of Evidence J e w e l et al. v. National Security Agency et al., Case No. 08-cv-4373-VRW 4 MICHAEL F. HERTZ Deputy Assistant Attorney General JOSEPH H. HUNT Director, Federal Programs Branch VINCENT M. GARVEY Deputy Branch Director ANTHONY J. COPPOLINO Special Litigation Counsel MARCIA BERMAN Senior Litigation Counsel PAUL E. AHERN Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Room 6102 Washington, DC 20001 Telephone: (202) 514-4782 Fax: (202) 616-8460 tony.coppolino@usdoj.gov s/ Paul E. Ahern Paul E. Ahern Attorneys for the Government Defendants Sued in Their Official Capacity ANN M. RAVEL Deputy Assistant Attorney General TIMOTHY P. GARREN Director, Torts Branch ANDREA W. MCCARTHY Senior Trial Counsel JAMES R. WHITMAN Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Torts Branch P.O. Box 7146, Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044-7146 Telephone: (202) 616-4169 Fax: (202) 616-4314 james.whitman@usdoj.gov Case3:08-cv-04373-VRW Document50 Filed11/10/09 Page5 of 5 By: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 By: 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 s/ James R. Whitman James R. Whitman G.O. 45 Attorneys for the Government Defendants Sued in Their Individual Capacity ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION CINDY COHN (145997) LEE TIEN (148216) KURT OPSAHL (191303) KEVIN S. BANKSTON (217026) JAMES S. TYRE (083117) 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Telephone: (415) 436-9333 Fax: (415) 436-9993 RICHARD R. WIEBE (121156) LAW OFFICE OF RICHARD R. WIEBE 425 California Street, Suite 2025 San Francisco, CA 94104 Telephone: (415) 433-3200 Fax: (415) 433-6382 s/ Cindy Cohn Cindy Cohn G.O. 45 Attorneys for Plaintiffs J o in t M o t io n for Entry of Order Regarding Preservation of Evidence J e w e l et al. v. National Security Agency et al., Case No. 08-cv-4373-VRW 5

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