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Case TitleLOPEZ v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00133
Date Filed2017-01-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffEDWIN LOPEZ
Case DescriptionEdwin Lopez, who had worked as a researcher for the House Select Committee on Assassinations from July 1977 to December 1978, submitted a FOIA request to the National Archives and Records Administration for a 40-page file known as the "Ed Lopez file." After consulting with the CIA, NARA told Lopez the file was being withheld under Exemption 1 (national security) and Exemption 3 (other statutes). However, the CIA also sent him a one-page document, while refusing to confirm or deny any affiliation with the CIA. Lopez filed an administrative appeal, but after hearing nothing further from either agency, he filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
Washington, DC 20505
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantNATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740
DefendantNATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 3
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Complaint attachment 9
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Complaint attachment 11
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2017-01-191COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4812609) filed by Edwin Lopez. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit)(Hardway, Dan) (Entered: 01/19/2017)
2017-01-19Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (sth) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-232SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-233NOTICE OF CORRECTED SUMMONS by EDWIN LOPEZ re 1 Complaint, (Attachments: # 1 Summons Corrected Summons)(Hardway, Dan) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-234NOTICE OF FILING REDACTED DOCUMENT to 1 Complaint, by EDWIN LOPEZ (The original PDF Document contained privacy information and was restricted pursuant to the E-Government Act.) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Redacted Exhibit 1)(Hardway, Dan) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-245Summons(1)Issued as to NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION. (td) (ztd). (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-02-246Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Peterson, Benton) (Entered: 02/24/2017)
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by FOIA Project Staff