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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)
2017-08-03MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties promptly confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by August 17, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/3/2017. (lccrc1) (Entered: 08/03/2017)
2017-08-04Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 8/17/2017 (lsj) (Entered: 08/04/2017)
2017-08-0411PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULE re Order, by FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nesin, Seth) (Entered: 08/04/2017)
2017-08-30MINUTE ORDER: Upon consideration of the parties' Joint Meet and Confer Statement and Proposed Schedule, it is hereby ORDERED that: Defendants motion for summary judgment is due on or before September 7, 2017; Plaintiffs opposition and cross-motion, if any, is due on or before September 28, 2017; Defendants consolidated reply and opposition is due on or before October 19, 2017; and Plaintiffs reply is due on or before November 2, 2017. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/30/2017. (lccrc1) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
2017-08-31Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 9/7/2017. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 9/28/2017. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 10/19/2017. Replies due by 11/2/2017. (lsj) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-09-0712MOTION for Summary Judgment , Memorandum, and Statement of Material Facts Not in Genuine Dispute by FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (Attachments: # 1 Declaration of Katie A. Higginbothom, # 2 Declaration of Seth Nesin, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Nesin, Seth) (Entered: 09/07/2017)
2017-09-2813Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-2814Memorandum in opposition to re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment , Memorandum, and Statement of Material Facts Not in Genuine Dispute filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-09-2815MOTION for Order for in Camera Review by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Smith, Peter) (Entered: 09/28/2017)
2017-10-1216Memorandum in opposition to re 13 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment and Reply in Support of FEC's Motion for Summary Judgment filed by FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Nesin, Seth) (Entered: 10/12/2017)
2017-10-1217Memorandum in opposition to re 15 MOTION for Order for in Camera Review filed by FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Nesin, Seth) (Entered: 10/12/2017)
2017-10-1218REPLY to opposition to motion re 12 MOTION for Summary Judgment , Memorandum, and Statement of Material Facts Not in Genuine Dispute filed by FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. (See Docket Entry 16 to view document). (znmw) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-1919REPLY to opposition to motion re 15 MOTION for Order for in Camera Review filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 10/19/2017)
2017-11-0220REPLY to opposition to motion re 13 Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY. (Smith, Peter) (Entered: 11/02/2017)
2018-04-0221NOTICE of Change of Address by Seth E. Nesin (Nesin, Seth) (Entered: 04/02/2018)
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