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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ORDERS CHENEY TO PRESERVE RECORDS IN CREW LAWSUIT

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Colleen Kollar-Kotelly (born 1943 in New York) is a judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).

[edit] Background

Kollar-Kotelly obtained her J.D. from The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law in 1968. From 1969 to 1972, Kollar-Kotelly was an attorney for the Department of Justice, after which she became chief legal counsel for St. Elizabeths Hospital.

In 1984, Kollar-Kotelly was appointed as an associate judge of the D.C. Superior Court. She served as deputy presiding judge from 1995 until her appointment to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton was confirmed in March 1997. In May 2002, Chief




Home Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Orderhttp://www.citizensforethics.org/files/Court%20Order.pdf

http://www.citizensforethics.org/files/Memorandum%20Opinion_1.pdf

MEMORANDUM OPINION

(September 20, 2008)

Plaintiffs, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (“CREW”) and a number

of individual historians, archivists, and organizations of archivists and historians, bring the

above-captioned action seeking declaratory, injunctive, and mandamus relief against Defendants,

Vice President Richard B. Cheney in his official capacity, the Executive Office of the President

(“EOP”), the Office of the Vice President (“OVP”), the National Archives and Records

Administration (“NARA”), and Dr. Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, in his

official capacity. Plaintiffs allege that Vice President Cheney, the OVP, and the EOP have

improperly excluded records from the Presidential Records Act, 44 U.S.C. § 2201 et seq.