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Case TitleJAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2016cv02531
Date Filed2016-12-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Trevor N. McFadden
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffLOUISE MENSCH
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and Louise Mensch, who oversees the media project Heat Street, submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning investigations into allegations that a foreign government had interfered with the presidential election. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agencies, JMP filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantFEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
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Complaint
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2016-12-301COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4791570) filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, LOUISE MENSCH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons CIA, # 4 Summons DHS, # 5 Summons DOJ, # 6 Summons ODNI, # 7 Summons USADC, # 8 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 12/30/2016)
2016-12-302LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, LOUISE MENSCH. (md) (Entered: 12/30/2016)
2016-12-30Case Assigned to Judge Richard J. Leon. (md) (Entered: 12/30/2016)
2016-12-303SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 12/30/2016)
2017-01-114RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/9/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 2/8/2017. (Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 01/11/2017)
2017-01-115RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 1/9/17. (Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 01/11/2017)
2017-01-116RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 1/9/2017 (Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 01/11/2017)
2017-02-087ANSWER to Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.(Merritt, Robert) (Entered: 02/08/2017)
2017-02-108STANDING ORDER. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 02/10/17. (lcrjl1) (Entered: 02/10/2017)
2017-03-149Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File First Amended Complaint by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, LOUISE MENSCH (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A - First Amended Complaint, # 3 Exhibit B - Summons (DoD), # 4 Exhibit C - Summons (FEC), # 5 Text of Proposed Order)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-20MINUTE ORDER granting plaintiffs' Motion for Leave to File First Amended Complaint 9 . It is hereby ORDERED that the Motion is GRANTED and that the Clerk shall file plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint on the docket. Signed by Judge Richard J. Leon on 03/20/17. (lcrjl1) (Entered: 03/20/2017)
2017-03-2010FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, LOUISE MENSCH.(znmw) (Entered: 03/21/2017)
2017-03-2111SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. (znmw) (Entered: 03/21/2017)
2017-04-1912ANSWER to 10 Amended Complaint, by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Related document: 10 Amended Complaint, filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, LOUISE MENSCH.(Merritt, Robert) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-09-0613NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to LOUISE MENSCH. Attorney Bradley Prescott Moss terminated. (Zaid, Mark) (Entered: 09/06/2017)
2017-09-0614NOTICE of Appearance by Mark Steven Zaid on behalf of JAMES MADISON PROJECT (Zaid, Mark) (Entered: 09/06/2017)
2017-11-02Case directly reassigned to Judge Trevor N. McFadden. Judge Richard J. Leon is no longer assigned to the case. (ztnr) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2017-11-15NOTICE OF HEARING: The parties shall take notice that an Initial Scheduling Conference is scheduled for December 4, 2017, at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom 2 before Judge Trevor N. McFadden. (hmc) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
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