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Case TitlePROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00842
Date Filed2017-05-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffPROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Project Democracy Project submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the Department of State for records concerning the legal authority for the missile attack on Syria. The Project also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the request. The State Department denied the Project's request for a fee waiver, but otherwise none of the agencies responded to the Project's requests for expedited processing or a fee waiver. After hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, the Protect Democracy Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2017-05-081COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4943202) filed by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Exhibit, # 10 Exhibit, # 11 Exhibit, # 12 Exhibit, # 13 Exhibit, # 14 Exhibit, # 15 Exhibit, # 16 Exhibit, # 17 LCvR 7.1 Disclosure Certificate)(Murphy, Allison) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-08Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (sth) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-082SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-223MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Exhibit I, # 11 Exhibit J, # 12 Declaration Declaration of Ian Bassin)(Murphy, Allison) (Entered: 05/22/2017)
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