September 26, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 26, 2007, the US District Court for the District of Oregon ruled that provisions of the USA Patriot Act which amended the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) were unconstitutional. The suit was originally brought by Oregon lawyer Brandon Mayfield, following his arrest and ...[read more]
December 11, 2009
by Matt Glenn
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a lawsuit seeking to declare parts of the Patriot Act unconstitutional must be dismissed for lack of standing. Brandon Mayfield, an attorney arrested in 2004 based on FBI error in connection with the 2004 Madrid train bombings, had... ...[read more]
December 10, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Mayfield, et al. v. USA, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, December 10, 2009 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on the Patriot Act... ...[read more]
October 10, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The US Department of Justice filed notice Tuesday that it will appeal last month's district court decision that found provisions of the USA Patriot Act to be unconstitutional. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) used the Patriot Act to search the home and office of Brandon Mayfield, the... ...[read more]
September 26, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A US district judge ruled Wednesday that two provisions of the USA Patriot Act that deal with physical search and electronic eavesdropping are unconstitutional. Brandon Mayfield, the Oregon attorney arrested and detained for two weeks in May 2004 after the FBI mistakenly concluded that his ...[read more]
September 26, 2007
by Michael Sung
Brandon Mayfield, Mona Mayfield, et al., v. United States of America, US District Court for the District of Oregon, September 26, 2007. Read the full text of the opinion. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
September 11, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
Brandon Mayfield, the Oregon attorney arrested and detained for two weeks in May 2004 after the FBI mistakenly concluded that his fingerprints matched those found on a bag containing detonators used in the 2004 Madrid train bombings argued Monday that provisions of the USA Patriot Act allowed ...[read more]
November 29, 2006
by Tom Henry
Mayfield v. United States, US District Court for the District of Oregon, November 29, 2006. Read the full text of the settlement. Read the associated US Government apology [PDF}. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
November 29, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
The US government agreed to pay $2 million Wednesday in a settlement agreement with Brandon Mayfield, the attorney arrested and detained for two weeks in May 2004 after the FBI mistakenly established that his fingerprints matched those found on a bag containing detonators used in the 2004 Madrid ...[read more]
January 6, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
A Review of the FBI's Handling of the Brandon Mayfield Case, US Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, January 6, 2006. Read the full unclassified text of the report's executive summary ... ...[read more]

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