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Case TitleCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00599
Date Filed2017-04-04
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffCITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON
Case DescriptionCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should recuse himself from investigations of the Trump campaign. CREW also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. OIP acknowledged receipt of the request and granted CREW's request for expedited processing. However, OIP indicated that CREW's request was being put in the complex track for processing. After the agency failed to respond further, CREW filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-04-041COMPLAINT Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4900110) filed by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons Attorney General, # 3 Summons Department of Justice, # 4 Summons U.S. Attorney)(Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-042Corporate Disclosure Statement by CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND ETHICS IN WASHINGTON. (Weismann, Anne) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-04Case Assigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. (sb) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-043SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(sb) (Entered: 04/04/2017)
2017-04-244RETURN 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 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)
2017-04-245RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 4/17/2017. (See Docket Entry 4 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 04/25/2017)
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