At a Glance
COC and CCR filed for summary judgment on March 19, 2018, asking the Court to order the release of DHS documents referred to as the "Race Paper." On May 23, 2018, Judge Pauley ordered DHS to produce the documents to him for in-camera review by the court.
Avi Cover, Case Western University
In July 2016, Color of Change (COC) and CCR filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request seeking information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on the surveillance and monitoring of Movement for Black Lives (MBL) protestors and organizers exercising their First Amendment constitutional rights at protests across the country. The request was specifically directed at the monitoring of protest activity whose subject matter or theme involved police violence, criminal justice, racial inequities, or MBL. The request follows the many instances over the past two years of military and counterterror resources being used to surveil MBL protests as well as first-hand accounts of surveillance of protests and activists.
COC FOIA Briefing Guides