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Case TitleCATHOLIC CHARITIES OF WASHINGTON v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00555
Date Filed2017-03-28
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge James E. Boasberg
PlaintiffCATHOLIC CHARITIES
Case DescriptionCatholic Charities of Washington submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning why the agency had not updated its website to provide newer policy information about dealing with asylum requests for individuals who had suffered genital mutilation. After hearing nothing further from the agency, Catholic Charities of Washington filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Office of the General Counsel
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2017-03-281COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4890717) filed by CATHOLIC CHARITIES. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons, # 8 Summons)(Cleveland, David) (Entered: 03/28/2017)
2017-03-28Case Assigned to Judge James E. Boasberg. (md) (Entered: 03/28/2017)
2017-03-292SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 03/29/2017)
2017-03-303RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 3/30/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 4/29/2017. (Cleveland, David) (Entered: 03/30/2017)
2017-04-064RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 4/3/2017 (Cleveland, David) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-065RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 04/03/17. (Cleveland, David) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-116NOTICE of Appearance by Marina Utgoff Braswell on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Braswell, Marina) (Entered: 04/11/2017)
2017-04-277Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Braswell, Marina) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
2017-04-28MINUTE ORDER GRANTING 7 Motion for Extension of Time to File. The Court ORDERS that Defendant shall file its Response/Reply to the Complaint on or before May 31, 2017. Signed by Judge James E. Boasberg on 4/28/2017. (lcjeb1) (Entered: 04/28/2017)
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