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September 26, 2016
Robert Timothy Reagan

A summary history of FISA litigation in the FISA and Article III courts.

This document is among the materials on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that, in turn, are among the Center's resources on National Security Cases.

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September 25, 2015
Robert Timothy Reagan

Cases involving national security often pose unusual and challenging case-management issues for the courts. Evidence or arguments may be classified; witnesses or the jury may require special security measures; attorneys’ contacts with their clients may be diminished; other challenges may present themselves.

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May 13, 2014
John D. Bates
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April 4, 2014

Assembled here are protective orders used by federal judges in criminal prosecutions in national security cases. Among the most important goals of the protective orders here is the protection of classified information.

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January 13, 2014
John D. Bates
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June 25, 2013
Robert Timothy Reagan

Cases involving national security often pose unusual and challenging case-management issues for the courts. Evidence or arguments may be classified; witnesses or the jury may require special security measures; attorneys’ contacts with their clients may be diminished; other challenges may present themselves.

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January 1, 2013
Robert Timothy Reagan

Most courts come into contact with classified information infrequently, if at all, but when they do, they are faced with the dilemma of how to protect government secrets in the context of an otherwise public proceeding. This pocket guide is designed to familiarize judges and court staff with statutes and procedures established to help public courts protect government secrets when courts are called upon to do so. The guide provides information about the Classified Information Procedures Act (CIPA), classified information security officers, and secure storage facilities.

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December 13, 2012
European Court of Human Rights

Related Case: El-Masri v. Tenet (E.D. Va. 1:05-cv-1417).

This document is among Selected Orders and Other Case Documents that, in turn, are among the Center's resources on National Security Cases.

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November 14, 2011
Robert Timothy Reagan

Cases related to terrorism often pose unusual and challenging case-management issues for the courts. Evidence or arguments may be classified; witnesses or the jury may require special security measures; attorneys' contacts with their clients may be diminished; other challenges may present themselves. The purpose of this Federal Judicial Center resource is to document methods federal judges have employed to meet these challenges so that judges facing the challenges can learn from their colleagues' experiences.

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