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Case TitleAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Washington et al v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security et al
DistrictWestern District of Washington
CitySeattle
Case Number2:2017cv00562
Date Filed2017-04-12
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Robert S. Lasnik
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Washington
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Montana
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota
Case DescriptionState chapters of the ACLU for Washington, Montana, and North Dakota 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 chapters 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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2017-04-121COMPLAINT against defendant(s) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Receipt # 0981-4837936), filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Stahl, Eric) (Entered: 04/12/2017)
2017-04-13Judge Robert S. Lasnik added. (RE) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-132Summons electronically issued as to all Defendants. (RE) (Entered: 04/13/2017)
2017-04-183NOTICE of Pendency of Other Action ; filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. (Stahl, Eric) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-184CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT Filed pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P 7.1. Filed by American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (Stahl, Eric) (Entered: 04/18/2017)
2017-04-275AFFIDAVIT of Service of Summons and Complaint on U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 4/14/2017, filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. (Stahl, Eric) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
2017-04-276AFFIDAVIT of Mailing of Summons and Complaint to U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on 4/14/2017, filed by Plaintiffs American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota, American Civil Liberties Union of Washington. (Stahl, Eric) (Entered: 04/27/2017)
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