Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) Correspondence (Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy)

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy of the United States of America.
Tracking # 14-041, 109900
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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of correspondence from this agency and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) from any departments or individuals that would be reasonably likely to correspond with FISC.

Please limit this request to communications generated between Jan. 1, 2001 and the date that this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Sept. 8, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #13-00609-F.

Thank you for your help.

From: Michael Morisy

Hello,

The records request below was originally submitted to DOJ.OIP.Initial.Requests@usdoj.gov, and has not yet been acknowledged. Please confirm receipt.

Thank you.

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From Michael Morisy to Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy on Sept. 8, 2013:
To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of correspondence from this agency and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) from any departments or individuals that would be reasonably likely to correspond with FISC.

Please limit this request to communications generated between Jan. 1, 2001 and the date that this request is processed.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Michael Morisy

From: OIP.IR Staff

Dear Mr. Morisy:

We have received the attached request concerning correspondence with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC). Could you please clarify if you are seeking correspondence between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FISC, correspondence from DOJ to the FISC, or correspondence from the FISC to DOJ? Also, could you please advise if there is a certain subject matter you are seeking within such correspondence? Thank you.

Stephanie B. Logan
Senior Government Information Act Specialist
Office of Information Policy
United States Department of Justice

From: Michael Morisy

Thanks for your help. I'm interested in correspondence going both ways, but primarily from the DOJ to the FISC.

There is not a particular subject matter, but if records are voluminous I'm happy to try and further narrow this request.

Thanks,
Michael

From: Logan, Stephanie B (OIP)

Dear Mr. Morisy:

Please find the attached letter acknowledging receipt of your request. Thank you.

Stephanie B. Logan
Senior Government Information Specialist
Office of Information Policy
United States Department of Justice

From: OIP.IR Staff

Dear Mr. Morisy:

Please find the attached interim response to your Freedom of Information Act request.

Initial Request Staff
Office of Information Policy
United States Department of Justice

From: Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: OIP.IR Staff

Dear Mr. Morisy,

We have invitations from the FISC to the Attorney General inviting him to speak at certain events. Are you interested in that material? Thank you.

Stephanie Logan

From: Stinson, Nicole J. (OIP)

Mr. Morisy,

I am writing concerning your above mentioned request for copies of correspondence from this agency and the Foreign Surveillance Court (FISC) from any departments or individuals that would be reasonably likely to correspond with the FISC. Please be advised that I am the new attorney-advisor handling your request. By letter dated November 15, 2013 we acknowledged receipt of your request and noted that e-mail messages dated November 7 and 13, 2013 by Stephanie B. Logan of this Office were sent to you seeking clarification of your request. We noted that we initially interpreted your request as seeking correspondence between the Department of Justice and the FISC. However, we also noted that given that you are seeking records created since January 1, 2001, this interpretation is likely to locate a large volume of material on a wide range of topics. We continue seeking clarification as to the records you are seeking. You may contact me at (202) 616-5478 or Nicole.J.Stinson@usdoj.gov<mailto:Nicole.J.Stinson@usdoj.gov> to discuss the scope of your request at any time. Thank you.
Regards,

Nicole J. Stinson
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
United States Department of Justice
1425 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 11050
Washington, DC 20530
Tel: (202) 616-5478
Fax: (202) 514-1009
Nicole.J.Stinson@usdoj.gov

From: Stinson, Nicole J. (OIP)

Mr. Morisy,

This is a clarification to my previous e-mail. I now see that your communication from November 15, 2013 stated that you are interested in correspondence "going both ways, but primarily from the DOJ to the FISC." I am getting up to speed on this case and will contact you if records are voluminous. Again please contact me at any time with questions or concerns regarding your request.
Regards,

Nicole J. Stinson
Attorney-Advisor
Office of Information Policy
United States Department of Justice
1425 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 11050
Washington, DC 20530
Tel: (202) 616-5478
Fax: (202) 514-1009
Nicole.J.Stinson@usdoj.gov

From: Department of Justice, Office of Information Policy

Mr. Morisey:

Attached is the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Justice Management Division (JMD) tracking number 109900.

Karen McFadden
FOIA Contact
Justice Management Division

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