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The New Era of Secret Law: Reference Documents

Documents obtained from Freedom of Information Act Requests for the Secret Law report.

Published: October 18, 2016

Free­dom of Inform­a­tion Act Docu­ments

Depart­ment of Home­land Secur­ity

Immig­ra­tion and Customs Enforce­ment

Produced Nov. 10, 2015

Guid­ance on Filing Protect­ive Orders (Apr. 20, 2006) and Sample Motion

Docu­ment titled “The Protect­ive Order Regu­la­tion”

Produced Jan. 20, 2016

Chart of “Special Interest” Cases

Depart­ment of Justice

Exec­ut­ive Office for Immig­ra­tion Review

Produced Nov 19, 2015

Memor­andum from David L. Neal, Acting Chair­man, Board of Immig­ra­tion Appeals, to Board Legal Staff, Re: Processing Cases Subject to a Protect­ive Order (Sept. 17, 2010)

BIA docu­ment entitled “Processing Protect­ive Order Cases by Board Legal Staff”

May 18, 2011 email to EOIR offices with instruc­tions for clas­si­fied docu­ments that turn up in filings after WikiLeaks

Memor­andum from Mary­Beth Keller, General Coun­sel, Exec­ut­ive Office for Immig­ra­tion Review from Lori Scialabba, Chair­man, Board of Immig­ra­tion Appeals (Nov 1, 2005) (entirely redac­ted)

Memor­andum from Michael Creppy, Chief Immig­ra­tion Judge, to all immig­ra­tion judges and court admin­is­trat­ors, Re: Cases requir­ing special proced­ures (Mar. 21, 2001)

Undated docu­ment entitled “Instruc­tions for cases requir­ing addi­tional secur­ity”

Memor­andum from David Neal, Chief Immig­ra­tion Judge, OCIJ and Juan Osuna, Acting Chair­man, BIA to Kevin Chap­man, Acting General Coun­sel, Re: Request for Formal OGC Opin­ion (June 25, 2007) (entirely redac­ted)

Memor­andum from Kevin Chap­man, Acting General Coun­sel to David Neal, Chief Immig­ra­tion Judge, OCIJ and Juan Osuna, Acting Chair­man, BIA, Re: Response to Request for Formal OGC Opin­ion (Mar. 7, 2008) (entirely redac­ted)

Memor­andum from David L. Neal, Chair­man, Board of Immig­ra­tion Appeals to All Board Staff and Contract­ors, Re: Clas­si­fied National Secur­ity Inform­a­tion Docu­ment Control (Apr. 22, 2014)

Memor­andum from Chrissy Burghard, Manage­ment & Program Analyst, Board of Immig­ra­tion Appeals, to Amy Minton, Senior Legal Clerk, Re: Restric­ted Cases and Board Decisions Accom­pan­ied by an Immig­ra­tion Judge Decision (June 20, 2013)

No Disclos­ure Cases chart (Oct. 18, 2002)

Protect­ive Order Cases chart (Jan. 23, 2015)

All INS & EOIR “Deleted” Cases chart (Dec. 2, 2004)

Secure Access Case Report chart (Dec. 1, 2014)

Immig­ra­tion Court Cases Where DOJ Has Direc­ted Special Secur­ity Proced­ures charts (Apr. 23, 2003 & Nov. 29, 2002)

Secur­ity Proced­ures Estab­lished Pursu­ant to Public Law 96–456, 94 Stat. 2025, By the Chief Justice of the US for the Protec­tion of Clas­si­fied Inform­a­tion

Oper­at­ing Policy and Proced­ures Memor­andum OPPM 98–10: Clas­si­fied Inform­a­tion in Immig­ra­tion Court Proceed­ings (Dec. 28, 1998) and related memos

Mark­ing Exec­ut­ive Order 12958 National Secur­ity Inform­a­tion

Memor­andum from Michael Creppy, Chief Immig­ra­tion Judge, to Immig­ra­tion Judges, Re: Clas­si­fied Cases (Oct. 23, 1998)

National Secur­ity Divi­sion

Produced June 10, 2015

Chart of docu­ments produced to Congress under 50 U.S.C. § 1871(c)

Produced Jan. 8 – June 13, 2016

Attor­ney Gener­al’s semi-annual reports under 50 U.S.C. § 1871(a) Dec 2005-Dec 2013

Office of Legal Coun­sel

Produced July 10, 2014

Memor­andum from Antonin Scalia, Assist­ant Attor­ney General, Office of Legal Coun­sel, to Leonard F. Cham­pam, Jr., Commis­sioner, INS, Henry S. Dogin, Acting Admin­is­trator, DEA, Clar­ence M. Kelley, Director, FBI, and Richard W. Velde, Admin­is­trator, LEAA, Re: Inter­na­tional Agree­ments by the Justice Depart­ment (June 10, 1975)

Memor­andum from John M. Harmon, Acting Assist­ant Attor­ney General, Office of Legal Coun­sel, to the Honor­able James R. Schle­singer, Assist­ant to the Pres­id­ent (May 12, 1977)

Memor­andum from Theodore B. Olson, Assist­ant Attor­ney General, Office of Legal Coun­sel, to Fred F. Field­ing, Coun­sel to the Pres­id­ent, Re: Increased Congres­sional Powers in the Realm of United States Foreign Policy Since the Viet­nam War (Mar. 23, 1984)

Produced Sept. 30, 2014

Lists of Unclas­si­fied OLC Opin­ions, 1998–2013

Produced Sept. 1, 2015

Index of Clas­si­fied OLC Legal Advice Related to [Redac­ted] (Oct. 21, 2009)

Index of Clas­si­fied OLC Opin­ions and Other Signed Memor­anda Convey­ing Legal Advice to Other Exec­ut­ive Branch Officers or Entit­ies Concern­ing [Redac­ted] (Dec. 10, 2009)

Index of clas­si­fied daybook entries (June 24, 2014)

Untitled Lists of Opin­ions, Clas­si­fied as TS/SCI

Excerpts from Clas­si­fied Daybook

Depart­ment of State

Produced July 6, 2016

Case Act Indices 2004 to 2014

Office of the Director of National Intel­li­gence

Produced May 21, 2015

PPT present­a­tion on FAA 1871(c) redac­tion, Office of General Coun­sel (Mar. 17, 2010)

 

FOREIGN INTEL­LI­GENCE SURVEIL­LANCE COURT

Chart of public Foreign Intel­li­gence Surveil­lance Court opin­ions (exclud­ing schedul­ing orders and similar)