In re National Security Agency Telecommunications Records Litigation

Filing 246

Letter from Attorneys for Plaintiffs Requesting Administrative Relief. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Re Government Ex Parte, In Camera Filings)(Cohn, Cindy) (Filed on 4/13/2007)

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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 ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION CINDY COHN (145997) cindy@eff.org LEE TIEN (148216) tien@eff.org KURT OPSAHL (191303) kurt@eff.org KEVIN S. BANKSTON (217026) bankston@eff.org CORYNNE MCSHERRY (221504) corynne@eff.org JAMES S. TYRE (083117) jstyre@eff.org 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Telephone: 415/436-9333 415/436-9993 (fax) Attorneys for Plaintiffs [Additional counsel appear on signature page.] UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION IN RE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY TELECOMMUNICATIONS RECORDS LITIGATION, MDL No. 1791 This Document Relates To: ALL CASES ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) MDL Docket No 06-1791 VRW CLASS ACTION [PROPOSED] ORDER RE GOVERNMENT EX PARTE, IN CAMERA FILINGS Courtroom: Judge: 6, 17th Floor The Hon. Vaughn R. Walker No. M-06-01791-VRW [PROPOSED] ORDER 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 Having considered the Administrative Motion of Plaintiffs and any Opposition filed by the government: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that for Docket 249, and any future ex parte, in camera filings by the government in this MDL proceeding, the government shall proceed as follows: 1. If the filing is not in response to an order of the Court authorizing the filing and not otherwise authorized by the federal or local rules, the government shall make a public motion for leave to file the information. In its motion, the government shall demonstrate, first, good cause for the government to make a filing, public or secret, that is not otherwise authorized by the federal or local rules, and, second, good cause why the filing should be made ex parte, in camera rather than in the public docket. 2. If the filing is in response to an order of the court authorizing the filing or is otherwise authorized by the federal or local rules, the government shall make a public motion along with any ex parte, in camera filing demonstrating good cause why the filing should be made ex parte, in camera rather than in the public docket. 3. In either case, the public motion shall include descriptions of the information filed ex parte, in camera specific enough to identify the basis of the particular claim or claims of privilege, including, at a minimum: /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// /// No. M-06-01791-VRW [PROPOSED] ORDER -1- 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 a. b. The privilege asserted; Categories of information in the ex parte, in camera filing covered by the privilege, and c. Either an explanation of why the non-disclosed information is sensitive to the national security, or an indication of why such an explanation would itself endanger national security. DATED: April 13, 2007 By ___________________ Honorable Vaugh R. Walker No. M-06-01791-VRW [PROPOSED] ORDER -2- 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 ROGER BALDWIN FOUNDATION OF ACLU HARVEY GROSSMAN ADAM SCHWARTZ 180 North Michigan Avenue Suite 2300 Chicago, IL 60601 Telephone: (312) 201-9740 Facsimile: (312) 201-9760 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR AT&T SUBSCRIBER CLASS AND CO-CHAIR OF PLAINTIFFS' EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE LERACH COUGHLIN STOIA GELLER RUDMAN & ROBBINS LLP REED R. KATHREIN JEFF D. FRIEDMAN SHANA E. SCARLETT 100 Pine Street, Suite 2600 San Francisco, CA 94111 Telephone: (415) 288-4545 Facsimile: (415) 288-4534 ATTORNEYS FOR AT&T CLASS PLAINTIFFS AND PLAINTIFFS' LIAISON COUNSEL MOTLEY RICE LLC RONALD MOTLEY DONALD MIGLIORI JODI WESTBROOK FLOWERS JUSTIN KAPLAN 28 Bridgeside Boulevard P.O. Box 1792 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465 Telephone: (843) 216-9163 Facsimile: (843) 216-9680 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR VERIZON SUBSCRIBER CLASS AND MISCELLANEOUS SUBSCRIBER CLASSES LERACH COUGHLIN STOIA GELLER RUDMAN & ROBBINS LLP ERIC ALAN ISAACSON 655 West Broadway, Suite 1900 San Diego, CA 92101-3301 Telephone: (619) 231-1058 Facsimile: (619) 231-7423 ATTORNEYS FOR AT&T CLASS PLAINTIFFS AND PLAINTIFFS' LIAISON COUNSEL LIEFF, CABRASER, HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN, LLP ELIZABETH J. CABRASER BARRY R. HIMMELSTEIN MICHAEL W. SOBOL ERIC B. FASTIFF 275 Battery Street, 30th Floor San Francisco, CA 94111-3339 Telephone: (415) 956-1000 Facsimile: (415) 956-1008 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR MCI SUBSCRIBER CLASS GEORGE & BROTHERS, L.L.P. R. JAMES GEORGE, JR. DOUGLAS BROTHERS 1100 Norwood Tower 114 W. 7th Street Austin, Texas 78701 Telephone: (512) 495-1400 Facsimile: (512) 499-0094 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR CINGULAR SUBSCRIBER CLASS No. M-06-01791-VRW [PROPOSED] ORDER -3- 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 THE MASON LAW FIRM, PC GARY E. MASON NICHOLAS A. MIGLIACCIO 1225 19th St., NW, Ste. 500 Washington, DC 20036 Telephone: (202) 429-2290 Facsimile: (202) 429-2294 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR SPRINT SUBSCRIBER CLASS BRUCE I AFRAN, ESQ. 10 Braeburn Drive Princeton, NJ 08540 609-924-2075 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR BELLSOUTH SUBSCRIBER CLASS MAYER LAW GROUP CARL J. MAYER 66 Witherspoon Street, Suite 414 Princeton, New Jersey 08542 Telephone: (609) 921-8025 Facsimile: (609) 921-6964 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR BELLSOUTH SUBSCRIBER CLASS LISKA, EXNICIOS & NUNGESSER ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW VAL PATRICK EXNICIOS One Canal Place, Suite 2290 365 Canal Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Telephone: (504) 410-9611 Facsimile: (504) 410-9937 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR BELLSOUTH SUBSCRIBER CLASS KRISLOV & ASSOCIATES, LTD. CLINTON A. KRISLOV W. JOEL VANDER VLIET 20 North Wacker Drive Suite 1350 Chicago, IL 60606 Telephone: (312) 606-0500 Facsimile: (312) 606-0207 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR BELLSOUTH SUBSCRIBER CLASS THE LAW OFFICES OF STEVEN E. SCHWARZ, ESQ. STEVEN E. SCHWARZ 2461 W. Foster Ave., #1W Chicago, IL 60625 Telephone: (773) 837-6134 PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL FOR BELLSOUTH SUBSCRIBER CLASS No. M-06-01791-VRW [PROPOSED] ORDER -4- 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 No. M-06-01791-VRW CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on April 13, 2007, I electronically filed the foregoing with the Clerk of the Court using the CM/ECF system which will send notification of such filing to the e-mail addresses denoted on the attached Electronic Mail Notice List. By /s/ Cindy A. Cohn, Esq. (SBN.145997) ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Telephone: (415) 436-9333 x108 Facsimile: (415) 436-9993 cindy@eff.org PROOF OF SERVICE

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