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).
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
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(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. § 2201et seq.