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In re Search Warrant dated November 5, 2021

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Case Number: 21 MAG 10685

Court: U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Client: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Request to Unseal Filed: Nov. 15, 2021

Background: On Nov. 5, 2021, a federal magistrate judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a search warrant permitting the government to seize and extract information from cell phones found in the home of James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas. Federal authorities executed the search warrant the next day.

On Nov. 15, 2021, Reporters Committee attorneys filed a motion to unseal the search warrant application, supporting affidavit and other judicial documents related to law enforcement’s search of O’Keefe’s home.

Quote: “The public and the press have a strong interest in access to these materials, which should provide information about the government’s justification for the search,” Bruce Brown, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said in a statement.

Filings:

2021-11-15: Motion to unseal

2021-11-19: Government’s response to Reporters Committee motion to unseal

2021-11-23: Reporters Committee reply in support of unsealing