State FOIA Requests (pdf)


COLORADO FOIA | Press release (12/2/04) | Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) | More >>

GEORGIA FOIA | Press release (5/18/05)

IDAHO FOIA | Press release (5/18/05)

ILLINOIS FOIA | Press release (12/2/04) | MOU

IOWA Drake National Lawyer's Guild Surveillance, Subpoenas | More >>

KENTUCKY FOIA | Press release (5/18/05)

MAINE FOIA | Participants

MASSACHUSETTS FOIA | Press release (5/18/05) | More >>

MICHIGAN FOIA | Press release (12/2/04) | MOU

MISSOURI FOIA for Individuals | FOIA for Groups

NEW JERSEY Press release (12/2/04)


OREGON FOIA | Press release (12/2/04) | MOU

PENNSYLVANIA FOIA | Press release (5/18/05) | Participants

RHODE ISLAND FOIA | Press release (5/18/05)


Is the FBI Spying on You?

The FBI has released Sarah Bardwell's and Scott Silber's records >>

People involved in the ACLU's FOIA request >>

Press Release: Records Expose Targeting of Political Groups >>

The ACLU has launched a nationwide effort to expose and prevent FBI spying on people and groups simply for speaking out or practicing their faith. As a first step, the ACLU and its affiliates have filed Freedom of Information Act requests in more than a dozen states. Although the FBI has refused to turn over most of the files, we have obtained evidence (pdf) that confirms the FBI and local police, working through Joint Terrorism Task Forces, are spying on political, environmental, anti-war and faith-based groups. We think the public deserves to know who is being investigated and why. We have sued (pdf) the FBI and the Department of Justice to get those answers.

Our clients comprise advocates for causes including the environment, animal rights, labor, religion, Native American rights, fair trade, grassroots politics, peace, social justice, nuclear disarmament, human rights and civil liberties. When the FBI invades the privacy of political and religious groups in the name of fighting terrorism, it abuses our trust and freedom.

> ACLU Shocked at President's Domestic Spying Order, Violates Constitution and Law (12/15/2005)
> Documents Show Joint Terrorism Task Force Targeting Colorado Peaceful Protests (12/8/2005)
> FBI Document Labels Michigan Affirmative Action and Peace Groups as Terrorists (8/29/05)
> New Documents Show FBI Targeting Peaceful Protesters in Colorado as Potential Terrorists (8/2/05)
> FBI Is Keeping Documents on ACLU and Other Peaceful Groups (7/18/05)
> ACLU Criticizes Pennsylvania Eco-Terrorism Legislation as Part of Governments Crackdown on Political Dissent (6/6/05)
> Documents Obtained by ACLU Expose FBI and Police Targeting of Political Groups (5/18/05)
> ACLU Seeks Files on Infiltration by Chicago Police in 2002 (4/25/05)
> Portland to End Role in FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (4/22/05)
> ACLU Launches Nationwide Effort to Expose Illegal FBI Spying (12/2/04)
> ACLU Criticizes Investigation of Web site That Posted Delegate' Names (8/30/04)
> ACLU Denounces FBI Tactics Targeting Political Protesters (8/16/04)
> ACLU Slams FBI Memo Directing Protest Suppression Tactics (11/23/03)

> ACLU Preliminary Injunction Reply (pdf, 7/19/05)
> Government Response to ACLU Lawsuit for Expedited Processing of FOIA Request (pdf, 7/18/05)
> ACLU complaint seeking expedited processing of FOIA requests (pdf, 5/18/05)
> FOIA regarding Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
> FOIA on behalf of organizations

GENERAL RESOURCES (off-site links)
> FBI Background on JTTFs
> FBI Template Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
> Links about JTTFs

> Current Attorney General Guidelines (off-site, 6/30/02)
> Analysis of Changes to Attorney General Guidelines (6/6/02)

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