Oral Argument in Color of Change v. DHS


Add to My Calendar Friday, May 18, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm


U.S. Courthouse - Southern District of New York
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007

CCR Senior Staff Attorney Omar Farah will argue that the government should release an unredacted copy of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) "Race Paper," in our case, Color of Change v. DHS.

CCR, Color of Change (COC), and the Kramer Law Clinic are currently litigating under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to uncover how the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are monitoring and surveilling public protests regarding police violence, racial justice, and the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). Between May and December of 2017, DHS and the FBI turned over hundreds of pages of emails, reports, policies, and surveillance documents. One of the most concerning documents turned over to CCR is a fully-redacted DHS intelligence assessment referred to as “the Race Paper.” 

The argument will take place in Courtroom 20B before Judge William H. Pauley III.

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May 16, 2018