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DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2019cv00793
Date Filed2019-03-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Bureau of Prisons for records concerning BOP contracts or awards to the Nation of Islam to provide religious studies services to inmates. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

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2019-03-211COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-6014163) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons U.S. Department of Justice)(Rothstein, David) (Entered: 03/21/2019)
2019-03-212LCvR 26.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Rothstein, David) (Entered: 03/21/2019)
2019-03-22Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zef, ) (Entered: 03/22/2019)
2019-03-223SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General. (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zef, ) (Entered: 03/22/2019)
2019-04-014RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/1/2019. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/1/2019.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4/1/2019., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 4/1/2019 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Rothstein, David) (Entered: 04/01/2019)
2019-04-115NOTICE of Appearance by Wyneva Johnson on behalf of All Defendants (Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 04/11/2019)
2019-05-016MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Johnson, Wyneva) (Entered: 05/01/2019)
2019-05-027RESPONSE re 6 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Rothstein, David) (Entered: 05/02/2019)
2019-05-02MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer. Defendant must answer or otherwise respond to the complaint by June 3, 2019. Any future request for an extension by any party must be filed two business days before the date to be extended, and the parties must give themselves sufficient time to comply with LCvR 7(m). SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 5/2/2019. (lcabj2) (Entered: 05/02/2019)
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