Due to the lapse in appropriations, Department of Justice websites will not be regularly updated. The Department’s essential law enforcement and national security functions will continue. Please refer to the Department of Justice’s contingency plan for more information.

33. Court-Authorized Disclosure Of Intercepted Communications In Civil Litigation

The use and/or disclosure in connection with civil litigation of wire, oral, or electronic communications intercepted pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 2510, et seq. is governed by 18 U.S.C. § 2517. In general, a court order is required prior to the use of such information in civil proceedings, or the disclosure of such information in preparation for the filing of a civil action or in connection with the ensuing proceedings. See this Manual at 34 for factors attorneys should consider prior to disclosure.

[cited in JM 9-7.250]

Updated September 19, 2018