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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00432
Date Filed2017-03-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sent a letter to the Acting Attorney General at the Justice Department requesting that the department make publicly available Office of Legal Counsel opinions and an index of those opinions under Section (a)(2) of FOIA. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CREW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Affirmative disclosure, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-03-101COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4872127) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons to AG, # 3 Summons to DOJ, # 4 Summons to USAO, # 5 Notice to Counsel/Party)(McPhail, Stuart) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
2017-03-102LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (McPhail, Stuart) (Entered: 03/10/2017)
2017-03-10Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (sth) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-03-133SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 03/13/2017)
2017-04-244RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/24/2015. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/23/2015. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit postage receipts)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-245NOTICE of Appearance by Andrew Marshall Bernie on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Bernie, Andrew) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-246Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, or Otherwise Respond to the Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bernie, Andrew) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-24MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File. The Court ORDERS that Defendant shall answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint by May 3, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 4/24/2017. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-24Set/Reset Deadlines: Response due by 5/3/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-247RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 3/24/17., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 3/24/2017. (See Docket Entry 4 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 04/25/2017)
2017-05-038MOTION to Dismiss by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Bernie, Andrew) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-05-059Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 8 MOTION to Dismiss by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (McPhail, Stuart) (Entered: 05/05/2017)
2017-05-05MINUTE ORDER granting 9 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File. The Court ORDERS that (1) Plaintiff's opposition to the Motion to Dismiss, if any, shall be filed on or before June 19, 2017; and (2) Defendant's reply in support of the Motion to Dismiss, if any, shall be filed on or before July 17, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 5/5/2017. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 05/05/2017)
2017-05-05Set/Reset Deadlines: Opposition due by 6/19/2017. Reply due by 7/17/2017. (nbn) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-1610NOTICE of Appearance by Anne L. Weismann on behalf of CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 05/16/2017)
2017-06-0111ENTERED IN ERROR.....MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A-C, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Weismann, Anne) Modified on 6/1/2017 (jf). (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-06-01NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Document No. re 11 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction was entered in error at the request of counsel and will be re-captioned with the correct case number.(jf) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-06-1912Memorandum in opposition to re 8 MOTION to Dismiss filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A and B, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-07-1113Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 8 MOTION to Dismiss by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bernie, Andrew) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
2017-07-11MINUTE ORDER granting 13 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to File. The Court ORDERS that Defendant shall file its Reply on or before July 26, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 7/11/2017. (lcjeb3) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
2017-07-11Set/Reset Deadlines: Replies due by 7/26/2017. (znbn) (Entered: 07/11/2017)
2017-07-2614REPLY to opposition to motion re 8 MOTION to Dismiss filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Bernie, Andrew) (Entered: 07/26/2017)
2017-08-0715MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 08/07/2017)
2017-08-1716Memorandum in opposition to re 15 MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bernie, Andrew) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-1717REPLY to opposition to motion re 15 MOTION for Leave to File Sur-Reply filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
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