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Case TitleJAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00597
Date Filed2017-04-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffBRAD HEATH Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC
doing business as USA TODAY
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and reporter Brad Heath submitted FOIA requests to the FBI for records concerning applications to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court for warrants to surveil the Trump campaign's communications with Russian agents. JMP and Heath also requested expedited processing. The FBI acknowledged receipt of the request and granted expedited processing. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, JMP and Heath filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-04-041COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4899620) filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, BRAD HEATH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit Rule 7.1 certification, # 3 Summons DOJ, # 4 Summons USADC, # 5 Summons USAG)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-04Case Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. (md) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-062LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JAMES MADISON PROJECT (md) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-063SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-064ORDER Establishing Procedures for Cases Assigned to Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly. Signed by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly on April 6, 2017. (NS) (Entered: 04/06/2017)
2017-04-155AMENDED COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, BRAD HEATH.(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/15/2017)
2017-04-196NOTICE of Appearance by Amy E. Powell on behalf of All Defendants (Powell, Amy) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-247RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 4/10/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit DOJ receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-248RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 4-10-2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USAG receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
2017-04-249RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 4/10/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 5/10/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USADC receipt)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 04/24/2017)
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