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EFF: pi final

EFF: pi final

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION,
)
 
)Plaintiff, ))v. ) C.A. No. ___________ )
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
))Defendant. ))
PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 65, Plaintiff Electronic Frontier Foundationrespectfully moves for entry of a preliminary injunction to enjoin Defendant Departmentof Justice’s unlawful attempts to impede Plaintiff’s efforts to expeditiously obtain agencyrecords concerning the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s misuse of controversialinvestigative powers. Plaintiff seeks an order requiring Defendant to expedite the processing of Plaintiff’s March 12, 2007 Freedom of Information Act request to theBureau, to complete its processing within 20 days, and to serve on Plaintiff a
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 index 10 days thereafter.The grounds for this motion are set forth in the accompanying memorandum of  points and authorities. Plaintiff asks that the Court, pursuant to Local Rule 65.1(d),schedule a hearing on this application for a preliminary injunction at the Court’s earliestconvenience.
 
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Respectfully submitted,/s/
Marcia Hofmann
 MARCIA HOFMANND.C. Bar No. 484136DAVID L. SOBELD.C. Bar No. 360418ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION1875 Connecticut Avenue NWSuite 650Washington, DC 20009(202) 797-9009Counsel for Plaintiff 
 
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
 
ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION,
)
 
)Plaintiff, ))v. ) C.A. No. ___________ )
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
))Defendant. ))
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF’S MOTIONFOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
Plaintiff Electronic Frontier Foundation (“EFF or Plaintiff”) respectfully submitsthis memorandum of points and authorities in support of its motion for a preliminaryinjunction.
PRELIMINARY STATEMENT
This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. §552, seeking the expedited processing and release of Department of Justice (“DOJ”)records concerning the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (“FBI”) misuse of legal power to issue National Security Letters to collect consumer records from telecommunications providers, financial institutions, and credit agencies. There has been widespread andexceptional media interest in this issue since the recent publication of a report by the DOJInspector General detailing the FBI’s abuse of its NSL authority. Furthermore, numerouseditorials and news articles have raised questions about the propriety and legality of theFBI’s actions. Defendant DOJ acknowledges that the requested information fits squarelywithin the narrow category for which the agency has established a right to expedited

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