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Case TitleAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Southern California et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictCentral District of California
CityWestern Division - Los Angeles
Case Number2:2017cv02778
Date Filed2017-04-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Beverly Reid O'Connell
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Southern California
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Nevada
Case DescriptionThe ACLU of Southern California and the ACLU of Nevada submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning local implementation of President Trump's travel ban. The ACLU of Southern California and the ACLU of Nevada also requested a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the ACLU of Southern California and the ACLU of Nevada filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
DefendantU.S. Customs and Border Protection
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2017-04-121COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-19672354 - Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiff American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada. (Attorney Thomas Rohlfs Burke added to party American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada(pty:pla), Attorney Thomas Rohlfs Burke added to party American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California(pty:pla))(Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-122CIVIL COVER SHEET filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-123Request for Clerk to Issue Summons on Civil Cover Sheet (CV-71) 2 , Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-124Notice of Party with Pecuinary Interest and Corporate Disclosure Statement NOTICE of Interested Parties filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-125APPLICATION of Non-Resident Attorney Amy M. Rose to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (Pro Hac Vice Fee - Fee Paid, Receipt No. 0973-1967 4974) filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order re Pro Hac Vice) (Attorney Brendan Nathaniel Charney added to party American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada(pty:pla), Attorney Brendan Nathaniel Charney added to party American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California(pty:pla)) (Charney, Brendan) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-126NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT to District Judge Beverly Reid OConnell and Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar. (esa) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-127NOTICE TO PARTIES OF COURT-DIRECTED ADR PROGRAM filed. (esa) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-13830 DAY Summons issued re Complaint 1 as to defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (esa) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-199STANDING ORDER REGARDING NEWLY ASSIGNED CASES upon filing of the complaint by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell. (rfi) (Entered: 04/19/2017)
2017-04-2110ORDER ON APPLICATION OF NON-RESIDENT ATTORNEY TO APPEAR IN A SPECIFIC CASE PRO HAC VICE by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell: granting 5 Non-Resident Attorney Amy Rose APPLICATION to Appear Pro Hac Vice on behalf of Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, designating Brendan N Charney as local counsel. (jp) (Entered: 04/21/2017)
2017-04-2511PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, re Summons Request 3 , Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 Notice of Filing Proofs of Service of Summons and Complaint on U.S. Attorney for Central District of California served on April 13, 2017. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 04/25/2017)
2017-05-0312PROOF OF SERVICE filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, re Summons Request 3 , Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 Notice of Filing Proof of Service of Summons and Complaint served on April 13, 2017 and April 24, 2017. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 05/03/2017)
2017-05-0813NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Chetan A Patil on behalf of Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attorney Chetan A Patil added to party U.S. Customs and Border Protection(pty:dft), Attorney Chetan A Patil added to party U.S. Department of Homeland Security(pty:dft))(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-0814NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Matthew Berns on behalf of Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attorney Matthew Berns added to party U.S. Customs and Border Protection(pty:dft), Attorney Matthew Berns added to party U.S. Department of Homeland Security(pty:dft))(Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-0815NOTICE of Motion filed with the JPML to Transfer Action Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1407 filed by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1 - Transfer Motion, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2 - Supporting Memorandum, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3 - Schedule of Actions)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-1016EX PARTE APPLICATION to Extend Time to File Answer to 6/29/2017 re Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 filed by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 05/10/2017)
2017-05-1217ORDER by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell: Upon consideration of Defendants' Unopposed Ex Parte Application, and for good cause showing, the Court ORDERS that Defendants' time to respond to the Complaint is extended to June 29, 2017. IT IS SO ORDERED. 16 (rfi) (Entered: 05/12/2017)
2017-05-1718NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Stay Case pending decision by Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Defendants' Motion to Transfer filed by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Motion set for hearing on 6/26/2017 at 01:30 PM before Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-3119NOTICE of Filing Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Transfer to District of Columbia for Consolidation filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Memorandum of Plaintiffs, 42 American Civil Liberties Union Affiliates, In Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Transfer to District of Columbia for Consolidation)(Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 05/31/2017)
2017-06-0520Opposition Opposition re: NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Stay Case pending decision by Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Defendants' Motion to Transfer 18 Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Stay Proceedings filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 06/05/2017)
2017-06-0621NOTICE Filing of JPML Reply Brief filed by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Attachments: # 1 JPML Reply Brief)(Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-0622NOTICE of Errata filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Notice of Errata Concerning Plaintiffs' Opposition to Motion to Stay Proceedings (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 06/06/2017)
2017-06-0723NOTICE of Decision: Order Denying Motion to Stay Proceeding filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Plaintiffs' Notice of Supplemental Authority (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 06/07/2017)
2017-06-1224REPLY in support of NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION to Stay Case pending decision by Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Defendants' Motion to Transfer 18 filed by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 06/12/2017)
2017-06-1925NOTICE of Decision: Motion to Stay in Related Case filed by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Attachments: # 1 District of Maine Order)(Patil, Chetan) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-2126NOTICE of Decision: Order Denying Motion to Stay Proceedings filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Plaintiffs' Notice of Supplemental Authority (Burke, Thomas) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-06-2127MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS) by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell: ORDER RE DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO STAY PROCEEDINGS PENDING DECISION ON MOTION TO TRANSFER 18 The Court GRANTS Defendants Motion. The Court hereby STAYS this Action for sixty (60) days. The parties shall submit a joint report to apprise the Court of this matters status upon either (1) the JPMLs ruling on the Transfer Motion, or (2) the expiration of the 60-day stay, whichever comes first. The hearingscheduled for June 26, 2017 is hereby VACATED.IT IS SO ORDERED. (rfi) (Entered: 06/21/2017)
2017-08-0328ORDER DENYING TRANSFER from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, MDL 2786, IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the motion for centralization of these actions is denied. (jp) (Entered: 08/04/2017)
2017-08-1729Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Mohammad K Tajsar counsel for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Adding Mohammad Tajsar as counsel of record for Plaintiffs American Civl Liberties Union of Southern California, et al. for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Plaintiff American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, et al.. (Attorney Mohammad K Tajsar added to party American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada(pty:pla), Attorney Mohammad K Tajsar added to party American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California(pty:pla))(Tajsar, Mohammad) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-1730Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Mitra Ebadolahi counsel for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Mitra Ebadolahi is no longer counsel of record for the aforementioned party in this case for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by plaintiff American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California; American Civil Union of Nevada. (Ebadolahi, Mitra) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-1831NOTICE Joint Report filed by defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 08/18/2017)
2017-08-2132NOTICE by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell re: Joint Report 31 The Court ORDERS that the Stay in this action is lifted. Defendant is ORDERED to respond to the Complaint no later than August 29, 2017. THERE IS NO PDF DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ENTRY. (rfi) TEXT ONLY ENTRY (Entered: 08/21/2017)
2017-08-2133NOTICE of Appearance filed by attorney Danielle Wolfson Young on behalf of Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Attorney Danielle Wolfson Young added to party U.S. Customs and Border Protection(pty:dft), Attorney Danielle Wolfson Young added to party U.S. Department of Homeland Security(pty:dft))(Young, Danielle) (Entered: 08/21/2017)
2017-08-2234Notice of Appearance or Withdrawal of Counsel: for attorney Matthew Berns counsel for Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Matthew J. Berns is no longer counsel of record for the aforementioned party in this case for the reason indicated in the G-123 Notice. Filed by Defendants U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (Berns, Matthew) (Entered: 08/22/2017)
2017-08-2935ANSWER to Complaint (Attorney Civil Case Opening), 1 .(Young, Danielle) (Entered: 08/29/2017)
2017-08-3036ORDER SETTING SCHEDULING CONFERENCE by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell. READ THIS ORDER CAREFULLY. IT DIFFERS IN SOME RESPECTS FROM THE LOCAL RULES. This case has been assigned to Judge Beverly Reid OConnell. This matter is set for a Scheduling Conference on 11/20/2017 at 01:30 PM before Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell. (jp) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
2017-09-1137REQUEST for Leave of Danielle W. Young to Appear for Scheduling Conference by Telephone filed by Defendants U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Young, Danielle) (Entered: 09/11/2017)
2017-09-1438ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANTS' COUNSEL'S REQUEST TO APPEAR TELEPHONICALLY by Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell: The Court ORDERS that the request is granted and Danielle W. Young shall be permitted to appear telephonically. 37 (rfi) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
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