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Case TitleBRICK v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2015cv01246
Date Filed2015-08-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffCHRISTOPHER BRICK
Case DescriptionChristopher Brick, editor/director of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for 52 pages of records and attachments from Eleanor Roosevelt's FBI file that had not been released as the result of a 1982 disclosure. The FBI disclosed 338 pages with redactions made under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy), Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records), Exemption 7 (D) (confidential sources), and Exemption 7(E) (investigative methods and techniques). Brick appealed the redactions on 12 pages to the Office of Information Policy, which upheld the agency's decision. Brick then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Exemption 7

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2015-08-031COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4196712) filed by CHRISTOPHER BRICK. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet)(Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 08/03/2015)
2015-08-03Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (md) (Entered: 08/03/2015)
2015-08-03SUMMONS Not Issued as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney General. (INCORRECT SUMMONS ARE FILED AT THE TIME COMPLAINT WAS FILED. COURT NEEDS FOIA SUMMONS.) (md) (Entered: 08/03/2015)
2015-08-032REQUEST FOR SUMMONS TO ISSUE by CHRISTOPHER BRICK re 1 Complaint filed by CHRISTOPHER BRICK. Related document: 1 Complaint filed by CHRISTOPHER BRICK. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons)(Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 08/03/2015)
2015-08-033GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES FOR CIVIL CASES BEFORE JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. The Court will hold the parties and counsel responsible for following these directives; failure to conform to this Order may, when appropriate, result in the imposition of sanctions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 08/03/2015. (lckbj1) (Entered: 08/03/2015)
2015-08-044SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (jf) (Entered: 08/04/2015)
2015-08-055RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/4/2015. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/3/2015. (Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 08/05/2015)
2015-08-126NOTICE of Appearance by Joshua M. Kolsky on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 08/12/2015)
2015-08-137RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/10/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 08/13/2015)
2015-08-138RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/10/2015 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 08/13/2015)
2015-09-039ANSWER to Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 09/03/2015)
2015-09-1610Joint MOTION for Briefing Schedule by CHRISTOPHER BRICK (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 09/16/2015)
2015-09-17MINUTE ORDER granting 10 Motion for Briefing Schedule and setting briefing schedule for summary judgment motions. Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is due by 11/3/2015. Plaintiff's Consolidated Opposition and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due by 12/8/2015. Defendant's Consolidated Reply and Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion is due by 12/29/2015. Plaintiff's Reply in Support of Cross Motion is due by 1/19/2016. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 09/17/2015. (lckbj1, ) (Entered: 09/17/2015)
2015-11-0211Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Summary Judgment Motion by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 11/02/2015)
2015-11-05MINUTE ORDER granting, for good cause shown, 11 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File Summary Judgment Motion. It is hereby ORDERED that the briefing schedule in this matter is modified as follows: Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is due by 11/17/2015. Plaintiff's Consolidated Opposition and Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment is due by 12/22/2015. Defendant's Consolidated Reply and Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion is due by 1/12/2016. Plaintiff's Reply in Support of Cross Motion is due by 2/2/2016. Any further requests for extensions of time must comply with 3 the Court's General Order and Guidelines for Civil Cases. Counsel are specifically directed to Section 5 of the Appendix to the General Order and Guidelines. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/5/2015. (lckbj1) (Entered: 11/05/2015)
2015-11-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 12/22/2015. (gdf) (Entered: 11/06/2015)
2015-11-1712MOTION for Summary Judgment by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 11/17/2015)
2015-11-18MINUTE ORDER. On 8/3/2015, this Court issued its 3 General Order and Guidelines for Civil Cases, which lays out in detail instructions for briefing any motion in this matter. Defendants 12 Motion for Summary Judgment, does not conform to these instructions in that it does not contain a Table of Contents and Table of Authorities ( 5(a)(i)). Accordingly, it is hereby ORDERED that by 12/4/2015, Defendant shall file an ERRATA attaching an updated copy of their 12 Motion for Summary Judgment that fully complies with this Court's 3 General Order and Guidelines. The Court previously ordered the parties to comply the 3 General Order and Guidelines with respect to all filings; the Court may sua sponte strike any non-compliant future filings. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/18/2015. (lckbj1) (Entered: 11/18/2015)
2015-11-2513NOTICE of Errata by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit (Motion for Summary Judgment), # 2 Exhibit (Proposed Order), # 3 Exhibit (Declaration), # 4 Exhibit (Exhibits))(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 11/25/2015)
2015-12-2214Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by CHRISTOPHER BRICK (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Christopher Brick, # 2 Exhibit to Brick Declaration, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 12/22/2015)
2015-12-2215Memorandum in opposition to re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by CHRISTOPHER BRICK. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of Christopher Brick, # 2 Exhibit to Brick Declaration, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 12/22/2015)
2016-01-0816Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Combined Summary Judgment Reply and Opposition Memorandum by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 01/08/2016)
2016-01-13MINUTE ORDER granting, for good cause shown, 16 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File Combined Summary Judgment Reply and Opposition Memorandum, nunc pro tunc to 1/12/2016. It is hereby ORDERED that the briefing schedule in this matter is modified as follows: Defendant's Consolidated Reply and Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion is due by 1/26/2016. Plaintiff's Reply in Support of Cross Motion is due by 2/16/2016. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 1/13/2016. (lckbj1) (Entered: 01/13/2016)
2016-01-2717Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Combined Summary Judgment Opposition/Reply by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 01/27/2016)
2016-02-0118REPLY to opposition to motion re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts (Response), # 2 Declaration)(Kolsky, Joshua) Modified on 2/2/2016 (jf). (Entered: 02/01/2016)
2016-02-0119Memorandum in opposition to re 14 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts (Response), # 2 Declaration)(Kolsky, Joshua) Modified on 2/2/2016 (jf). (Entered: 02/01/2016)
2016-02-02MINUTE ORDER granting, for good cause shown, 17 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File Combined Summary Judgment Reply and Opposition, nunc pro tunc. It is hereby ORDERED that the briefing schedule in this matter is modified as follows: Defendant's Consolidated Reply and Opposition to Plaintiff's Cross-Motion is due by 2/1/2016. Plaintiff's Reply in Support of Cross Motion is due by 2/22/2016. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 2/2/2016. (lckbj1) (Entered: 02/02/2016)
2016-02-2220REPLY to opposition to motion re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment , 14 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by CHRISTOPHER BRICK. (Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 02/22/2016)
2016-02-2221NOTICE of Errata by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Declaration)(Kolsky, Joshua) (Entered: 02/22/2016)
2017-04-1322NOTICE of Appearance by Scott Lawrence Nelson on behalf of CHRISTOPHER BRICK (Nelson, Scott) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-1923NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to CHRISTOPHER BRICK. Attorney Rachel M. Clattenburg terminated. (Clattenburg, Rachel) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-11-0924MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER denying without prejudice 12 , 14 Motion for Summary Judgment, requiring parties to submit proposed schedule for renewed summary judgment briefing on or before 12/8/2017, and requiring submission of documents for in camera review. See attached document for details. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 11/9/2017. (lckbj1) (Entered: 11/09/2017)
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