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Case TitleCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01162
Date Filed2017-06-14
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffCENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY
Case DescriptionThe Center for Public Integrity submitted a FOIA request to the Federal Election Commission for records concerning the agency's Twitter account. The agency disclosed seven documents and withheld 14 documents. CPI filed an administrative appeal, which was denied. CPI submitted a second FOIA request for records concerning policies for retaining emails of senior officials. The agency indicated that it had found responsive records, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, CPI filed suit on both requests.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantFEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
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2017-06-141COMPLAINT against FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-4991403) filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons to the Attorney General, # 4 Summons to the U.S. Attorney)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-142LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Smith, Peter) Modified on 6/15/2017 (zrdj). (Entered: 06/14/2017)
2017-06-15Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (sth) (Entered: 06/15/2017)
2017-06-153SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 06/15/2017)
2017-06-194RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 6/19/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 7/19/2017. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/19/2017)
2017-06-295RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 6/26/2017. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Return Receipt)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 06/29/2017)
2017-07-126RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION served on 6/23/2017 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit USPS Tracking Information)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 07/12/2017)
2017-07-197NOTICE of Appearance by Kevin Deeley on behalf of FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (Deeley, Kevin) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-198NOTICE of Appearance by Harry Jacobs Summers on behalf of FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (Summers, Harry) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-199NOTICE of Appearance by Seth E. Nesin on behalf of FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (Nesin, Seth) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-07-1910ANSWER to Complaint by FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.(Nesin, Seth) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
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