CLCMA Petitions Supreme Court to Review Case Involving Violations of the Privacy Act by the FBI

CLCMA petitioned the Supreme Court to grant review of a case on behalf of its client for violations of the Privacy Act by the FBI.

Khalid Turaani has no criminal record or other reason that should place him under government suspicion. Nonetheless, the FBI has now sent agents to speak to people in his neighborhood multiple times, making unsupported and damaging statements such as “we don’t like the company he keeps” and vague references to possible investigations, despite the lack of any charges ever being brought.

“All Americans have the fundamental right to privacy free from government interference and unlawful disclosures, as the Privacy Act protects,” argued Christina A. Jump, Civil Litigation Department Head for CLCMA. “Our client is a law-abiding citizen, but has been denied the ability to exercise his rights under the Second Amendment as well as his right to live without improper government interference, with no reasons given. We hope to be able to help him rectify this wrong.”

Despite one judge already acknowledging that the actions of the FBI agents were a violation of the Privacy Act, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals failed to apply the correct standard in evaluating claims under that Act. CLCMA looks forward to protecting the rights of Khalid Turaani and all of its clients to live without unlawful interference or intimidation by the government.