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Case TitleELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00410
Date Filed2017-03-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER
Case DescriptionThe Electronic Privacy Information Center submitted FOIA requests to several components of the Department of Justice for records concerning evidence-based practices in sentencing. DOJ acknowledged receipt of the request and told EPIC that its request was considered voluminous and would take some time to process. EPIC then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-03-071COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4868185) filed by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General of the United States, # 3 Summons United States Department of Justice, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 03/07/2017)
2017-03-072Corporate Disclosure Statement by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 03/07/2017)
2017-03-073NOTICE of Appearance by Marc Rotenberg on behalf of ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER (Rotenberg, Marc) (Entered: 03/07/2017)
2017-03-09Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 03/09/2017)
2017-03-094SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 03/09/2017)
2017-03-145GENERAL ORDER AND GUIDELINES FOR CIVIL CASES BEFORE JUDGE KETANJI BROWN JACKSON. The Court will hold the parties and counsel responsible for following these directives, and parties and counsel should pay particular attention to the Courts instructions for briefing motions and filing exhibits. Failure to adhere to this Order may, when appropriate, result the imposition of sanctions and/or sua sponte denial of non-conforming motions. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 3/14/2017. (lckbj1) (Entered: 03/14/2017)
2017-03-306RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/28/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/27/2017. (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 03/30/2017)
2017-03-307RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 03/28/2017. (Butler, Alan) Modified date served on 3/31/2017 (td). (Entered: 03/30/2017)
2017-03-308RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 3/28/2017 (Butler, Alan) (Entered: 03/30/2017)
2017-04-189NOTICE of Appearance by Alexander Daniel Shoaibi on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-1810First MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-24MINUTE ORDER granting, for good cause shown, 10 Motion for Extension of Time to Answer, nunc pro tunc. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the complaint on or before 5/22/2017. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 04/24/2017. (lckbj1) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-05-1911ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Shoaibi, Alexander) (Entered: 05/19/2017)
2017-07-0712Joint STATUS REPORT and Motion to Adopt a Schedule for Further Proceedings by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Butler, Alan) (Entered: 07/07/2017)
2017-07-0713MOTION for Scheduling Order by ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER. (See Docket Entry 12 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 07/10/2017)
2017-07-11MINUTE ORDER. Upon consideration of the parties' 12 Joint Status Report and Motion to Adopt a Schedule for Further Proceedings, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED and the parties' proposed schedule is ADOPTED. Accordingly, this case will proceed according to the following schedule: (1) The DOJ shall produce all non-exempt records responsive to categories 4 and 5 of Plaintiff's FOIA request, or otherwise respond to that portion of Plaintiff's request, on or before August 16, 2017; (2) the DOJ shall produce all remaining non-exempt records responsive Plaintiff's FOIA request, or otherwise respond to that portion of Plaintiff's request, on or before September 15, 2017; and (3) the parties shall file a joint status report on or before September 29, 2017, which shall contain a proposed schedule for further proceedings if litigation is going to be necessary. Signed by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on 07/11/2017. (lckbj1) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
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