A complaint filed yesterday seeks to enforce a FOIA request for data on the federal government’s surveillance of the activities of the Black Lives Matter movement. The complaint argues that the monitoring may “chill valuable public debate about police violence, including the use of deadly force, criminal justice, and racial inequities” in violation of the First Amendment, and that the government’s “[d]esire for secrecy should not shield potential constitutional violations.”

A judge has not yet been assigned.