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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00414
Date Filed2017-03-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the CIA for records concerning the CIA's unclassified assessment of Russian interference in the U.S. election. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
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2017-03-081COMPLAINT against CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4868487) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for Central Intelligence Agency, # 3 Summons for US Attorney for DC, # 4 Summons for US Attorney General)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 03/08/2017)
2017-03-082LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 03/08/2017)
2017-03-08Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (jd) (Entered: 03/08/2017)
2017-03-083SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Forms)(jd) (Entered: 03/08/2017)
2017-03-174RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/13/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/12/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/13/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY served on 3/13/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Bekesha, Michael) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-04-145NOTICE of Appearance by Jennie Leah Kneedler on behalf of CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 04/14/2017)
2017-04-146Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, or Otherwise Respond to Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 04/14/2017)
2017-04-17MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant shall respond to the Complaint on or before April 26, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/17/2017. (lccrc3) (Entered: 04/17/2017)
2017-04-18Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 4/26/2017. (zlsj) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-267ANSWER to Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 04/26/2017)
2017-04-26MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. Since the requirements of LCvR 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not apply, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by May 10, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/26/2017. (lccrc3) (Entered: 04/26/2017)
2017-04-27Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 5/10/2017. (lsj) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
2017-05-108Joint STATUS REPORT (Proposed Schedule) by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
2017-05-15MINUTE ORDER: Pursuant to the parties' 8 Joint Status Report, the Court hereby enters the following briefing schedule. Defendant shall make a final determination on Plaintiff's FOIA request on or before May 24, 2017. Defendant shall file a motion for summary judgment on or before June 28, 2017. Plaintiff shall file any response and cross-motion for summary judgment on or before August 2, 2017. Defendant shall file any reply and opposition to Plaintiff's cross-motion for summary judgment on or before September 6, 2017. Plaintiff shall file any reply to its cross-motion for summary judgment on or before September 20, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 5/15/2017. (lccrc3) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
2017-05-15Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant shall make a final determination on Plaintiff's FOIA request due by 5/24/2017. Summary Judgment motions due by 6/28/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/2/2017. Defendant's Reply to and Opposition to Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/6/2017. Plaintiff's Replies to its Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/20/2017. (lsj) (Entered: 05/15/2017)
2017-06-239Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Motion for Summary Judgment by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Kneedler, Jennie) (Entered: 06/23/2017)
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