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Case TitleJAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00144
Date Filed2017-01-23
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffJOSH GERSTEIN
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and reporter Josh Gerstein submitted FOIA requests to the FBI, the CIA, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Agency for records concerning the two-page synopsis given to President Donald Trump with respect to allegations that the Russian government had compromising information about him, any determination regarding the accuracy of the allegations, and any investigative files used to make such a determination. JMP and Gerstein also requested expedited processing from each agency. After hearing nothing further concerning their requests for expedited processing, JMP and Gerstein filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantOFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
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2017-01-231COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4814341) filed by THE JAMES MADISON PROJECT, JOSH GERSTEIN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons CIA, # 4 Summons DoD, # 5 Summons DOJ, # 6 Summons ODNI, # 7 Summons USADC, # 8 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-232NOTICE of Appearance by Mark Steven Zaid on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Zaid, Mark) (Entered: 01/23/2017)
2017-01-243LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JOSH GERSTEIN, JAMES MADISON PROJECT (zsb) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-01-24Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (zsb) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-01-244SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 01/24/2017)
2017-02-135RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 1/30/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/1/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proof of Service)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 02/13/2017)
2017-02-136NOTICE of Appearance by David Michael Glass on behalf of All Defendants (Glass, David) (Entered: 02/13/2017)
2017-02-137AMENDED COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, JOSH GERSTEIN.(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 02/13/2017)
2017-03-018ANSWER to 7 Amended Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. Related document: 7 Amended Complaint filed by JOSH GERSTEIN, JAMES MADISON PROJECT. (Attachments: # 1 Ex. A, # 2 Ex. B, # 3 Ex. C, # 4 Ex. D, # 5 Ex. E, # 6 Ex. F, # 7 Ex. G)(Glass, David) (Entered: 03/01/2017)
2017-03-019VACATED PURSUANT TO COURT'S ORDER OF 3/12/2017............ORDER: Both a Complaint and an Answer are now before the court in this FOIA case. It is hereby ordered that the parties shall meet and confer and file a Joint Status Report on or before March 15, 2017. See attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 03/01/2017. (lcapm3) Modified on 3/13/2017 (zcdw). (Entered: 03/01/2017)
2017-03-01Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 3/15/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 03/07/2017)
2017-03-1010Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Glass, David) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
2017-03-12MINUTE ORDER granting 10 Defendants' Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. The parties shall file a Joint Status Report on or before April 5, 2017. The court's March 1, 2017, Order setting a deadline of March 15, 2017, for the status report is hereby vacated. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 03/12/2017. (lcapm3) (Entered: 03/12/2017)
2017-03-12Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Joint Status Report due by 4/5/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-04-0511Joint STATUS REPORT by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (Glass, David) (Entered: 04/05/2017)
2017-04-0612ORDER: Having considered 11 the parties' Joint Status Report, the court sets the following schedule for further proceedings in this matter: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before May 30, 2017; Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before June 30, 2017; Defendants' Reply and Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before July 31, 2017; and Plaintiffs' Reply shall be filed on or before August 14, 2017. See attached Order for additional details. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 04/06/2017. (lcapm3) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-06Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendant's Summary Judgment motion due by 5/30/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 6/30/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/31/2017. Plaintiff's Cross Motion due by 6/30/2017. Response to Cross Motion due by 7/31/2017. Reply to Cross Motion due by 8/14/2017. (cdw) (Entered: 04/09/2017)
2017-05-2613Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Glass, David) (Entered: 05/26/2017)
2017-05-30MINUTE ORDER granting 13 Defendants' Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time. The revised schedule in this matter is as follows: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before July 7, 2017; Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before August 7, 2017; Defendants' Reply and Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment shall be filed on or before September 7, 2017; and Plaintiffs' Reply shall be filed on or before September 21, 2017. Signed by Judge Amit P. Mehta on 05/30/2017. (lcapm3) (Entered: 05/30/2017)
2017-05-30Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: Defendants' Summary Judgment motion due by 7/7/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/7/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/7/2017. Plaintiffs' Cross Motion due by 8/7/2017. Response to Cross Motion due by 9/7/2017. Reply to Cross Motion due by 9/21/2017. (zcdw) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-07-0714MOTION for Summary Judgment by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Attachments: # 1 Mem. Supp., # 2 Ex. List, # 3 Ex. A, # 4 Ex. B, # 5 Ex. C, # 6 Ex. D, # 7 Ex. E, # 8 Ex. F, # 9 Ex. G, # 10 Ex. H, # 11 Ex. I, # 12 Ex. J, # 13 LCvR 7(h)(1) Statement, # 14 Prop. Order)(Glass, David) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-0715AFFIDAVIT re 14 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Ex. C Refiled as Original Filing Not Accepted by PACER) by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (Glass, David) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-0716AFFIDAVIT re 14 MOTION for Summary Judgment (Ex. C as Further Refiled as Two Previousl Filings Not Accepted by PACER) by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE. (Glass, David) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
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