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Global Relief Foundation, Inc. v. O'Neill
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
207 F. Supp. 2d 779 (2002)
Global Relief Foundation, Inc. (Global Relief) (plaintiff) was an Islamic humanitarian organization. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (defendant) conducted a warrantless search at Global Relief’s U.S. headquarters and seized a significant amount of materials. As required by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the FBI submitted a warrant application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court within 72 hours of the search. The U.S. attorney general had declared an emergency situation with respect to finding the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Global Relief filed a motion seeking to declare the search and seizure invalid.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Andersen, J.)
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