Filing 54

NOTICE of Lodging of Classified Declaration of Acting Deputy Director of the National Security Agency for In Camera and Ex Parte Review by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE re 52 MOTION to Dismiss or, in the Alternative for Summary Judgment, Regarding Plaintiffs' Claims Against the Verizon Defendants (Patton, Rodney)

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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ____________________________________ ) LARRY KLAYMAN, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) Civil Action No. ) 1:13-cv-00851-RJL v. ) ) BARACK OBAMA, President of the ) United States, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) ____________________________________) NOTICE BY DEFENDANT UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OF THE LODGING OF THE CLASSIFIED DECLARATION BY THE ACTING DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY FOR REVIEW IN CAMERA AND EX PARTE Defendant United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) hereby provides notice that the classified declaration of Frances J. Fleisch, Acting Deputy Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), was lodged with the United States Department of Justice Litigation Security Group for secure storage and can be made available to the Court by a Classified Information Security Officer for the Court’s in camera, ex parte review. This declaration relates to Defendant DOJ’s Motion to Dismiss, or, In the Alternative, For Summary Judgment Regarding, Plaintiffs’ Claims Against the Verizon Defendants. An unclassified declaration by the Acting Deputy Director of the NSA will be filed on the public record as an exhibit to the motion. Dated: December 16, 2013 Respectfully submitted, STUART F. DELERY Assistant Attorney General JOSEPH H. HUNT Director, Federal Programs Branch ANTHONY J. COPPOLINO Deputy Branch Director /s/ Rodney Patton JAMES J. GILLIGAN Special Litigation Counsel MARCY BERMAN Senior Trial Counsel BRYAN DEARINGER RODNEY PATTON Trial Attorneys United States Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Rm. 7320 Washington, D.C. 20530 Telephone: (202) 305 7919 Facsimile: (202) 305 2685 Email: Rodney.Patton@usdoj.gov Attorneys for the Government Defendants 2

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