Twitter, Inc. v. Holder et al

Filing 286

STIPULATION WITH PROPOSED ORDER Regarding Further Proceedings Following Defendants' Assertion of State Secrets (Joint) filed by Twitter, Inc., United States Department of Justice, James B. Comey, Federal Bureau of Investigation and William P. Barr . (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Rubin, Lee) (Filed on 3/21/2019) Modified on 3/22/2019 (jmlS, COURT STAFF).

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Case 4:14-cv-04480-YGR Document 286 Filed 03/21/19 Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 JOSEPH H. HUNT Assistant Attorney General DAVID L. ANDERSON United States Attorney ANTHONY J. COPPOLINO Deputy Branch Director JULIA A. HEIMAN (Bar No. 241415) Senior Counsel CHRISTOPHER HEALY Trial Attorney United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch P.O. Box 883 Washington, D.C. 20044 Telephone: (202) 616-8480 Facsimile: (202) 616-8470 Email: Julia.Heiman@usdoj.gov Attorneys for Defendants MAYER BROWN LLP LEE H. RUBIN (SBN 141331) lrubin@mayerbrown.com SAMANTHA BOOTH (SBN 298852) sbooth@mayerbrown.com Two Palo Alto Square, Suite 300 3000 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306-2112 Telephone: (650) 331-2000 Facsimile: (650) 331-2060 Attorneys for Plaintiff Twitter, Inc. 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION 17 18 19 TWITTER, INC., Plaintiff, 20 21 22 23 Case No. 14-cv-4480-YGR v. WILLIAM P. BARR, Acting Attorney General of the United States, et al. Defendants. JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING FURTHER PROCEEDINGS FOLLOWING DEFENDANTS’ ASSERTION OF STATE SECRETS Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers 24 25 26 27 28 Joint Stipulation Re Further Proceedings – Case No. 14-cv-4480-YGR Case 4:14-cv-04480-YGR Document 286 Filed 03/21/19 Page 2 of 4 1 Pursuant to Local Rules 6-1 and 6-2—and in accordance with the Court’s February 14, 2 2019 Order (Dkt. No. 272)—Plaintiff Twitter, Inc. and Defendants William P. Barr, the United 3 States Department of Justice, Christopher Wray, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation 4 (collectively, “Defendants”), by and through their respective counsel of record, submit the 5 following joint stipulation regarding outstanding deadlines in this case. 6 WHEREAS: 7 1. On February 14, 2019, the Court granted the parties’ prior joint stipulation and 8 ordered (1) the Government, by March 15, 2019, to inform the Court and Twitter whether it 9 intends to assert the state secrets privilege in this matter, and (2) the parties, by March 19, 2019, 10 to submit “a proposed schedule for further proceedings based on the Government’s decision 11 regarding an assertion of the state secrets privilege (including a proposed briefing schedule if the 12 Government does decide to invoke the state secrets privilege).” Dkt. No. 272. 13 2. On or about March 15, 2019, Defendants filed a Request that the Court Discharge 14 the Order to Show Cause and Deny Plaintiff’s Request for Access to the Classified Steinbach 15 Declaration, or in the Alternative, a Motion to Dismiss in Light of the Attorney General’s 16 Assertion of the State Secrets Privilege (the “State Secrets Motion”). See Dkt. No. 281 (Motion); 17 see also Dkt. No. 282 (Notice of Lodging of Classified Declaration of Michael C. McGarrity). 18 19 3. On March 18 and 19, 2019, the parties met and conferred regarding further proceedings in this matter in light of Defendants’ State Secrets Motion. 20 4. On March 19, 2019, the parties submitted a Joint Stipulation for Extension of 21 Time to File Stipulation Regarding Further Proceedings Following Defendants’ Assertion of 22 State Secrets Privilege, seeking an extension to March 21, 2019, for the parties to file their 23 proposed schedule for further proceedings regarding the State Secrets Motion. 24 5. On March 20, 2019, the Court entered an order granting the parties’ March 19 25 Joint Stipulation and extended the time to submit a proposed briefing schedule to March 21, 26 2019. 27 28 2 Joint Stipulation Re Further Proceedings – Case No. 14-cv-4480-YGR Case 4:14-cv-04480-YGR Document 286 Filed 03/21/19 Page 3 of 4 1 6. Also on March 20, 2019, Defendants sought Twitter’s consent for a two-week 2 extension of the deadline for Defendants to complete their production of their remaining logs for 3 classified documents. 4 7. 5 The parties have agreed to hereby propose the following deadlines: a. Defendants’ remaining logs for classified documents shall be due by April 5, 6 2019; 7 b. Twitter’s opposition to the State Secrets Motion shall be due April 29, 2019; 8 c. Defendants’ reply in support of their State Secrets Motion shall be due May 9 21, 2019; and 10 d. A hearing on Defendants’ State Secrets Motion shall be set for June 4, 2019, 11 12 or any time thereafter that is convenient for the Court. 8. Furthermore, Twitter hereby advises the Court of its intent to file a letter by 13 March 29, 2019, requesting a pre-filing conference. At that pre-filing conference, Twitter will 14 move for leave to file a motion for partial summary on its claim alleging a facial challenge to the 15 constitutionality of the FISA regime. Twitter submits that the parties’ present dispute over the 16 Government’s invocation of the state secrets privilege as to the Classified Steinbach Declaration 17 has no bearing on its facial challenge. Proceedings as to that claim therefore can (and should) 18 proceed in parallel with resolution of any dispute (including any interlocutory appeal) over 19 Twitter’s counsel’s right to access the Classified Steinbach Declaration for purposes of litigating 20 Twitter’s as-applied challenge. 21 9. The Government intends to oppose Plaintiff’s forthcoming request for a pre-filing 22 conference and for leave to file a motion for partial summary on its claim alleging a facial 23 challenge to the constitutionality of the FISA regime. For reasons the Government will set forth 24 in its response to Plaintiff’s letter, this claim should not be subject to piecemeal adjudication. 25 10. A proposed order on the parties’ joint stipulation is attached hereto. 26 27 28 3 Joint Stipulation Re Further Proceedings – Case No. 14-cv-4480-YGR Case 4:14-cv-04480-YGR Document 286 Filed 03/21/19 Page 4 of 4 1 2 Agreed to and submitted by: Dated: March 21, 2019 3 /s/ Lee H. Rubin MAYER BROWN LLP LEE H. RUBIN (SBN 141331) lrubin@mayerbrown.com SAMANTHA BOOTH (SBN 298852) sbooth@mayerbrown.com Two Palo Alto Square, Suite 300 3000 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306-2112 Telephone: (650) 331-2000 Facsimile: (650) 331-2060 4 5 6 7 8 9 ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF TWITTER, INC. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 MAYER BROWN LLP Pursuant to General Order No. 45, I, Lee H. Rubin, attest that I obtained concurrence in the filing of this document from the following signatories. Dated: March 21, 2019 JOSEPH H. HUNT Assistant Attorney General DAVID L. ANDERSON United States Attorney ANTHONY J. COPPOLINO Deputy Branch Director JULIA A. HEIMAN (Bar No. 241415) Senior Counsel CHRISTOPHER HEALY Trial Attorney 18 19 20 21 22 /s/ Julia A. Heiman_______ JULIA A. HEIMAN, Bar No. 241415 U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch P.O. Box 883 Washington, D.C. 20044 Julia.Heiman@usdoj.gov 23 24 Attorneys for Defendants 25 26 27 28 4 Joint Stipulation Re Further Proceedings – Case No. 14-cv-4480-YGR Case 4:14-cv-04480-YGR Document 286-1 Filed 03/21/19 Page 1 of 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 JOSEPH H. HUNT Assistant Attorney General DAVID L. ANDERSON United States Attorney ANTHONY J. COPPOLINO Deputy Branch Director JULIA A. HEIMAN (Bar No. 241415) Senior Counsel CHRISTOPHER HEALY Trial Attorney United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch P.O. Box 883 Washington, D.C. 20044 Telephone: (202) 616-8480 Facsimile: (202) 616-8470 Email: Julia.Heiman@usdoj.gov Attorneys for Defendants MAYER BROWN LLP LEE H. RUBIN (SBN 141331) lrubin@mayerbrown.com SAMANTHA BOOTH (SBN 298852) sbooth@mayerbrown.com Two Palo Alto Square, Suite 300 3000 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306-2112 Telephone: (650) 331-2000 Facsimile: (650) 331-2060 Attorneys for Plaintiff Twitter, Inc. 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA OAKLAND DIVISION 17 18 19 TWITTER, INC., Plaintiff, 20 21 22 23 v. WILLIAM P. BARR, Acting Attorney General of the United States, et al. Defendants. Case No. 14-cv-4480-YGR [PROPOSED] ORDER RE JOINT STIPULATION REGARDING FURTHER PROCEEDINGS FOLLOWING DEFENDANTS’ ASSERTION OF STATE SECRETS Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers 24 25 26 27 28 PROPOSED ORDER ON JOINT STIP RE STATE SECRETS ASSERTION – Case No. 14-cv-4480-YGR Case 4:14-cv-04480-YGR Document 286-1 Filed 03/21/19 Page 2 of 2 1 2 Pursuant to the joint stipulation of the parties: 1. 3 The deadline for completion of Defendants’ remaining logs for classified documents shall be continued to April 5, 2019; 4 2. Twitter’s opposition to the State Secrets Motion shall be due April 29, 2019; 5 3. Defendants’ reply in support of their State Secrets Motion shall be due May 21, 6 7 8 9 2019; and 4. A hearing on Defendants’ State Secrets Motion shall be set for June 4, 2019, or any time thereafter that is convenient for the Court. IT IS SO ORDERED. 10 11 12 Dated: March __, 2019 The Hon. Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers United States District Judge 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2 PROPOSED ORDER ON JOINT STIP RE STATE SECRETS ASSERTION – Case No. 14-cv-4480-YGR

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