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Case TitleAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Florida v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictSouthern District of Florida
Case Number1:2017cv21382
Date Filed2017-04-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Darrin P. Gayles
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Florida
Case DescriptionThe ACLU of Florida submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning the local implementation of President Trump's travel ban. The ACLU of Florida also requested a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agencies, the ACLU of Florida 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 for declaratory and injunctive relief for violation of the Freedom of Information Act against U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Filing fees $ 400.00 receipt number 113C-9647763, filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit FOIA Request (Miami), # 2 Exhibit FOIA Request (Tampa), # 3 Exhibit U.S. Postal Service Priority Tracking, # 4 Exhibit Tracking Results (Miamil), # 5 Exhibit Tracking Results (Tampa), # 6 Exhibit Tracking Results (Headquarters), # 7 Exhibit Acknowledgement (Miami), # 8 Exhibit Notice (Miami), # 9 Exhibit Acknowledgement (Tampa), # 10 Exhibit Notice (Miami))(Stevenson, Benjamin) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-122Judge Assignment to Judge Darrin P. Gayles (lrz1) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-133Clerks Notice pursuant to 28 USC 636(c). Parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Magistrate Judge Alicia M. Otazo-Reyes is available to handle any or all proceedings in this case. If agreed, parties should complete and file the attached form. It is not necessary to file a document indicating lack of consent. (lrz1) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-134Clerks Notice to Filer re: Electronic Case. No Civil Cover Sheet. Filer is instructed to file a Notice (Other) with the Civil Cover Sheet attached within 24 hours of the notice. (lrz1) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-135NOTICE by American Civil Liberties Union of Florida re 4 Clerks Notice to Filer re: Electronic Case - Civil Coversheet (Stevenson, Benjamin) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
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