Dear Mr. Seidel:
This letter constitutes a request under the Freedom of Information Act regarding activity of the FBI. It is being submitted on behalf of Fix the Court, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for greater openness and accountability in the federal judiciary.
The request seeks all electronic communications between individuals with a “supremecourt.gov” email handle between April 1, 2022, and Jan. 18, 2023, and the following custodians:
— Christopher Wray, director
— Paul Abbate, deputy director
— Jonathan Lenzner, chief of staff
— Brian C. Turner, associate deputy director (formerly the executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch)
— Timothy Langan, executive assistant director of the Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch
This should include any time a custodian appears in the “to,” “from,” “cc” or “bcc” line and should include email attachments.
Due to the immense public interest in the communications between the Supreme Court and the FBI following the leak of the draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization last spring, I ask that this request be expedited.
As Fix the Court is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and in light of the regular publication and dissemination activities in which it engages, I request that any fees that may be associated with this request be waived. This request is not for commercial purposes, and the release of the information requested is not in Fix the Court’s financial interest, given that our mission is to promote transparency in the federal judiciary.
If this request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all withholdings and deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the law.
Fix the Court executive director