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Case TitleAmerican Civil Liberties Union et al v. Department of Defense et al
DistrictSouthern District of New York
CityFoley Square
Case Number1:2017cv03391
Date Filed2017-05-08
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Paul A. Engelmayer
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union
PlaintiffAmerican Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Case DescriptionThe ACLU submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Defense and other intelligence agencies for records concerning the Jan. 29 U.S. raid in Yemen that resulted in the death of a U.S. Seal. The ACLU also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the request. Several denied the ACLU's request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing substantive from any of the agencies, the ACLU filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Defense
DefendantCentral Intelligence Agency
DefendantDepartment of Justice
DefendantDepartment of State
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2017-05-081COMPLAINT against Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208-13632895)Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.(Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-082CIVIL COVER SHEET filed. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-083REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Defense, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-084REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Central Intelligence Agency, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-085REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of Justice, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-086REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS as to Department of State, re: 1 Complaint,. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-087RULE 7.1 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. No Corporate Parent. Document filed by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation.(Shamsi, Hina) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-088NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Brett Max Kaufman on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Kaufman, Brett) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-089NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Anna Natalia Diakun on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Diakun, Anna) (Entered: 05/08/2017)
2017-05-09CASE OPENING INITIAL ASSIGNMENT NOTICE: The above-entitled action is assigned to Judge Paul A. Engelmayer. Please download and review the Individual Practices of the assigned District Judge, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/judges/District . Attorneys are responsible for providing courtesy copies to judges where their Individual Practices require such. Please download and review the ECF Rules and Instructions, located at http://nysd.uscourts.gov/ecf_filing.php . (kl) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
2017-05-09Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis is so designated. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Section 636(c) and Fed. R. Civ. P. 73(b)(1) parties are notified that they may consent to proceed before a United States Magistrate Judge. Parties who wish to consent may access the necessary form at the following link: http://nysd.uscourts.gov/forms.php . (kl) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
2017-05-09Case Designated ECF. (kl) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
2017-05-0910ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Defense. (kl) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
2017-05-0911ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Central Intelligence Agency. (kl) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
2017-05-0912ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of Justice. (kl) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
2017-05-0913ELECTRONIC SUMMONS ISSUED as to Department of State. (kl) (Entered: 05/09/2017)
2017-05-1814NOTICE OF APPEARANCE by Elizabeth Tulis on behalf of Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of State. (Tulis, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/18/2017)
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