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Case TitleJAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00390
Date Filed2017-03-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffNOAH SHACHTMAN
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and Daily Beast Reporter Noah Shachtman submitted a FOIA request to the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice for any records concerning discussions between OLC and the Trump White House pertaining to the legality of President Trump's Jan. 27 travel ban. JMP and Shachtman also submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security and four of its components concerning implementation of the travel ban. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agencies, JMP and Shachtman filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2017-03-031COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4863750) filed by THE JAMES MADISON PROJECT, NOAH SHACHTMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons DHS, # 4 Summons DOJ, # 5 Summons USADC, # 6 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 03/03/2017)
2017-03-03Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (zsb) (Entered: 03/03/2017)
2017-03-032SUMMONS (4) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 03/03/2017)
2017-03-063ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on March 6, 2017. (NS) (Entered: 03/06/2017)
2017-03-234NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Joseph Berns on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 03/23/2017)
2017-03-285Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 03/28/2017)
2017-03-29MINUTE ORDER: The Court is in receipt of Defendants' 5 Consent Motion, which requests an extension of time for Defendants to respond to the Complaint. For good cause shown, the Consent Motion is GRANTED. Defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint by MAY 12, 2017. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on 3/29/2017. (lcckk1) (Entered: 03/29/2017)
2017-03-29Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 5/12/2017. (dot) (Entered: 03/30/2017)
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