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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00598
Date Filed2019-03-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffA. B.
Case DescriptionA.B., a Salvadoran woman appealing the denial of her asylum application, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice's Mail Referral Unit for records concerning former Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to certify to himself A.B.'s asylum case. The agency asked A.B. to resubmit her request to the Office of Information Policy. A.B. requested expedited processing, which was denied. Despite several attempts to contact OIP, after hearing nothing further from the agency, A.B. filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE an agency of the Department of Homeland Security
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User-contributed Documents
 Exhibit E (redacted replacement) to complaint exhibits
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2019-03-061COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5985490) filed by A. B.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Exhibit Exh. A, # 5 Exhibit Exh. B, # 6 Exhibit Exh. C, # 7 Exhibit Exh. D, # 8 Exhibit Exh. E, # 9 Exhibit Exh. F)(Wiegmann, Yakov) (Attachment 1 replaced on 3/6/2019) (zef, ). (Entered: 03/06/2019)
2019-03-062MOTION to Proceed Under Pseudonym and for Protective Order by A. B. (Attachments: # 1 Declaration Declaration of Eunice Lee)(Wiegmann, Yakov) (Entered: 03/06/2019)
2019-03-063SEALED DOCUMENT filed by A. B. re 2 MOTION to Proceed Under Pseudonym and for Protective Order (This document is SEALED and only available to authorized persons.)(Wiegmann, Yakov) (Entered: 03/06/2019)
2019-03-074ORDER GRANTING 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed Under Pseudonym. See Order for further details. Signed by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell on 3/7/2019. (zmd) (Entered: 03/07/2019)
2019-03-07Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zef, ) (Entered: 03/07/2019)
2019-03-075SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 03/07/2019)
2019-03-146MOTION Seal Exhibit E to Complaint re 1 Complaint, by A. B. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Wiegmann, Yakov) (Entered: 03/14/2019)
2019-03-147ERRATA by A. B.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exh. E)(Wiegmann, Yakov) (Entered: 03/14/2019)
2019-03-15MINUTE ORDER granting Plaintiff's Motion to Seal Exhibit E to the Complaint. The clerk of court shall seal Exhibit E to the Complaint, found at ECF No. 1-8. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 03/15/2019. (lcapm1) (Entered: 03/15/2019)
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