Title: Order in re a Search Warrant Issued to Google, Inc. on August 24, 2011
Document Date: 2012-03-26
Description: Lifts prior gag order on Google, ruling that it may notify the subscribers of the search warrant, and subscribers may disclose this information to anyone.
Text: Case 1:11-sw-00454-TRJ Document 2 Filed 03/26/12 Page 1 of 1 PageID# 3
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR
THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA
In re a Search Warrant Issued to )
Google, Inc. on August 24, 2011 ) File No. 1:11sw454
O R D E R
The memorandum opinion and order entered herein on February 28, 2012 is hereby
modified as follows.
Unless the government appeals within 14 days hereafter, then Google, Inc. may thereafter
deliver to its subscriber a copy of the search warrant numbered 1:11sw454, including its
Attachment A and the first page but not subsequent pages of its Attachment B, from which the
name of the email account and the name of the attesting official have been redacted. Google, Inc.
may disclose the identity of the email account to the subscriber, and the subscriber is not
prohibited from further disclosure of the material that Google, Inc. discloses to the subscriber
pursuant to this order.
The record herein remains under seal, and no part of it may be disclosed without court
order except to the extent provided above.
A government appeal shall operate to stay the relief granted herein until further order.
It is so ORDERED.
ENTERED this 26th day of March, 2012.
Thomas Rawles Jones, Jr.
United States Magistrate Judge