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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00478
Date Filed2017-03-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Rudolph Contreras
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning communications between FBI agents and former FBI assistant director James Kallstrom. The FBI issued a Glomar response, neither confirming nor denying the existence of records. CREW filed an administrative appeal. The Office of Information Policy upheld the FBI's decision and CREW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-03-161COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4877650) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Dep't of Justice, # 4 Summons Attorney General)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-162LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-16Case Assigned to Judge Rudolph Contreras. (sb) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-03-163SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 03/16/2017)
2017-04-244ENTERED IN ERROR.....RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/24/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/23/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Postage Receipts)(Weismann, Anne) Modified on 4/24/2017 (jf). (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-245RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/17/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/17/2017. (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-24NOTICE OF CORRECTED DOCKET ENTRY: Document No. re 4 Summons Returned Executed in FOIA as to U.S. Attorney, was entered in error and will be refiled in the correct case. (jf) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-246RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/17/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 4/17/2017 (jf) (See Docket Entry 5 to view document) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-05-177ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Baer, Michael) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-18MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a proposed briefing schedule by June 1, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 5/18/2017. (lcrc2) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
2017-05-18NOTICE OF ERROR re 7 ANSWER to Complaint; -- The PDF file you docketed contained errors: 1. Please refiled document. 2. Exhibits cannot be viewed; "Out of memory" error received; Please refile exhibits as attachments to an Errata. (znmw, ) Modified on 5/19/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 05/18/2017)
2017-05-18Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Briefing Schedule due by 6/1/2017. (hs) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
2017-05-188ERRATA by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 7 Answer to Complaint filed by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D)(Baer, Michael) (Attachment 1 replaced on 5/18/2017) (td). (Attachment 2 replaced on 5/18/2017) (td). (Attachment 3 replaced on 5/18/2017) (td). (Attachment 4 replaced on 5/18/2017) (td). Modified on 5/18/2017 (td). (Entered: 05/18/2017)
2017-06-019Joint STATUS REPORT by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-06-01MINUTE ORDER adopting the proposed schedule in 9 the parties' Joint Status Report: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a status report, including a proposed briefing schedule, by June 29, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 6/1/2017. (lcrc2) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-06-01Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 6/29/2017 (hs) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-06-2910Joint STATUS REPORT by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (Baer, Michael) (Entered: 06/29/2017)
2017-06-29MINUTE ORDER adopting the proposed schedule in 10 the parties' Joint Status Report: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall meet, confer, and jointly submit a status report, including a proposed schedule to govern further proceedings in this case, by July 29, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Rudolph Contreras on 6/29/2017. (lcrc2) (Entered: 06/29/2017)
2017-06-30Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint status report, including a proposed schedule due by 7/29/2017 (gdf) (Entered: 06/30/2017)
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