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Case TitleJUDICIAL WATCH, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv00928
Date Filed2017-05-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffJUDICIAL WATCH, INC.
Case DescriptionJudicial Watch submitted a FOIA request to the Secret Service for records concerning former President Obama's schedule and activities from January 21 to March 21, 2017. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Judicial Watch filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Adequacy - Search, Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Vaughn index

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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2017-05-171COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4955318) filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons U.S. Attorney General, # 4 Summons Homeland Security)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-172LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. (Peterson, James) (Entered: 05/17/2017)
2017-05-22Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zsb) (Entered: 05/22/2017)
2017-05-223SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 05/22/2017)
2017-06-014RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 5/26/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 6/25/2017.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 5/26/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 5/26/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Cristina Rotaru)(Peterson, James) (Entered: 06/01/2017)
2017-06-095NOTICE of Appearance by Patricia K. McBride on behalf of U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 06/09/2017)
2017-06-266MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-267Memorandum in opposition to re 6 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer filed by JUDICIAL WATCH, INC.. (Peterson, James) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-27MINUTE ORDER granting 6 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time to File its Answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the Defendant shall file its answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiff's Complaint on or by August 10, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 6/27/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 06/27/2017)
2017-08-108ANSWER to Complaint by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.(McBride, Patricia) (Entered: 08/10/2017)
2017-08-10MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are 1 a complaint and 8 an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by August 25, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/10/2017. (lccrc2) (Entered: 08/10/2017)
2017-08-11Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 8/25/2017 (lsj) (Entered: 08/11/2017)
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