Skip to content

Case Detail

[Subscribe to updates]
Case TitleWisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Inc v. Department of Justice
DistrictEastern District of Wisconsin
CityMilwaukee
Case Number2:2017cv00229
Date Filed2017-02-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge J P Stadtmueller
PlaintiffWisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Inc
Case DescriptionThe Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning DOJ's investigation of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program for allegations of discrimination against students with disabilities. WILL also asked for inclusion in the educational fee category. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. The Civil Division contacted WILL indicating that its request was considered complex and that it would take more than a year to process. WILL then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Fee Category - Media or Educational, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Justice
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
User-contributed Documents
 
Docket Events (Hide)
Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2017-02-211COMPLAINT against All Defendants by Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, Inc.. ( Filing Fee PAID $400 receipt number 0757-2522811) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A - FOIA Request, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B - DOJ Response, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C - FOIA Follow Up Letter)(Esenberg, Richard) (Additional attachment(s) added on 2/21/2017: # 4 Civil Cover Sheet) (jcl).
2017-02-212REQUEST for Issuance of Summons by All Plaintiffs (Esenberg, Richard)
2017-02-213DISCLOSURE Statement by All Plaintiffs. (Esenberg, Richard)
2017-02-21NOTICE Regarding assignment of this matter to Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph ;Consent/refusal forms for Magistrate Judge Joseph to be filed within 21 days;the consent/refusal form is available on our website (jcl)
2017-02-21Summons Issued as to Department of Justice. (asc)
2017-03-024Consent to Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge by Department of Justice. (Larsen, Christian)
2017-03-035Refusal to Jurisdiction by US Magistrate Judge by All Plaintiffs. (Kamenick, Thomas)
2017-03-03Due to non-consent of the parties case reassigned to Judge J P Stadtmueller. Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph no longer assigned to the case. (asc)
2017-03-226Return of Service of Complaint by Certified Mail by Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Inc served upon US Attorney General on 3/3/2017 (Kamenick, Thomas)
2017-03-227Return of Service of Complaint by Certified Mail by Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Inc served upon US Dept. of Justice on 3/3/2017 (Kamenick, Thomas)
2017-03-228Return of Service of Complaint by Certified Mail by Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Inc served upon US Atty - Eastern District of WI on 2/27/2017 (Kamenick, Thomas)
Hide Docket Events
by FOIA Project Staff