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Case TitleTRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00485
Date Filed2017-03-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
PlaintiffTRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Case DescriptionThe Trustees of Princeton University filed a reverse-FOIA suit against the Department of Education to block disclosure of records concerning an investigation of Princeton by the Office of Civil Rights to Students for Fair Admissions. The Education Department told Princeton that it would redact personally-identifying information under Exemption 6 (invasion of privacy) and Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records). Students for Fair Admissions has filed suit against the Department of Education to force disclosure. Princeton filed suit primarily arguing that some of the information is protected by Exemption 4 (confidential business information).
Complaint issues: Litigation - Reverse-FOIA - Confidential business information

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.
2200 Wilson Blvd
Suite 102-13
Arlington, VA 22201
DefendantSTUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.
2200 Wilson Blvd
Suite 102-13
Arlington, VA 22201
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2017-03-171COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4879326) filed by TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons)(Harrison, Lindsay) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-172NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY. Case related to Case No. 16-cv-2154. (Harrison, Lindsay) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-17Case Assigned to Judge Tanya S. Chutkan. (md) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-173SUMMONS (2) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 03/17/2017)
2017-03-304Consent MOTION to Intervene and Consolidate by STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Answer, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Connolly, John) (Entered: 03/30/2017)
2017-03-305Corporate Disclosure Statement by STUDENTS FOR FAIR ADMISSIONS, INC.. (Connolly, John) (Entered: 03/30/2017)
2017-04-046NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel Patrick Schaefer on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS (Schaefer, Daniel) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
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