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Case TitleAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Illinois et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictNorthern District of Illinois
City
Case Number1:2017cv02768
Date Filed0000-00-00
Date ClosedOpen
Judge
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Illinois
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Indiana
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Iowa
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Missouri
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Ohio
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky
Case DescriptionThe state chapters of the ACLU for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin submitted FOIA requests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning the local implementation of President Trump's travel ban. The organizations also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the state organizations filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Homeland Security
DefendantU.S. Customs and Border Protection
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Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
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2017-04-121COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief for Violation of The Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. § 552 et seq. filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc.; Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-13062151. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-122CIVIL Cover Sheet (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-123ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Natalie J. Spears (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-124NOTIFICATION of Affiliates pursuant to Local Rule 3.2 by All Plaintiffs (Spears, Natalie) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-125ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Gregory R. Naron (Naron, Gregory) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-126ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Patrick S. Kabat (Kabat, Patrick) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-127ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Kathleen V. Kinsella (Kinsella, Kathleen) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-128ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota, Inc., American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, Inc., The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, Inc. by Rebecca Kim Glenberg (Glenberg, Rebecca) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-12CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable M. David Weisman. (nsf, ) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-12SUMMONS Issued as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General. (kms) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-139MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Initial status hearing is set for 6/28/2017 at 9:00 a.m. and parties are to report the following: (1) Possibility of settlement in the case; (2) If no possibility of settlement exists, the nature and length of discovery necessary to get the case ready for trial. Plaintiff is to advise all other parties of the courts action herein. Lead counsel is directed to appear at this status hearing. The parties are requested to file a joint status report at least two days prior to the initial status. For further details see the Court's website available at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-1410MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-13071311. (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Description of inactive status)(Levenson, Freda) (Entered: 04/14/2017)
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