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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)
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