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Case TitleJAMES MADISON PROJECT et al v. CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01231
Date Filed2017-06-22
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amy Berman Jackson
PlaintiffJAMES MADISON PROJECT
PlaintiffNOAH SHACHTMAN
PlaintiffSPENCER ACKERMAN
Case DescriptionThe James Madison Project and Noah Shachtman and Spencer Ackerman of the Daily Beast submitted FOIA requests to the CIA and other intelligence agencies for records concerning President Trump's decision to share classified information with Russian officials during a meeting at the White House. The agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests, but after the James Madison Project heard nothing further from the agencies, it filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees, Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantCENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2017-06-221COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5003114) filed by JAMES MADISON PROJECT, Spencer Ackerman, NOAH SHACHTMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons CIA, # 3 Summons DoD, # 4 Summons DOJ, # 5 Summons DOS, # 6 Summons US Attny, # 7 Summons USAG)(Zaid, Mark) (Entered: 06/22/2017)
2017-06-222LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests for James Madison Project by JAMES MADISON PROJECT (Zaid, Mark) (Entered: 06/22/2017)
2017-06-263NOTICE of Appearance by Bradley Prescott Moss on behalf of All Plaintiffs (Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-26Case Assigned to Judge Amy Berman Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-06-264SUMMONS (6) Issued Electronically as to CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Consent Form)(zsb) (Entered: 06/26/2017)
2017-08-105ANSWER to Complaint by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE.(Elliott, Stephen) (Entered: 08/10/2017)
2017-08-116ORDER. Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. The requirements of LCvR 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure appear to be inapplicable. Defendants shall file a dispositive motion or, in the alternative, a report setting forth the schedule according to which it will complete its production of documents to plaintiffs on or before September 11, 2017. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 8/11/2017. (lcabj2) (Entered: 08/11/2017)
2017-09-087STATUS REPORT by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (Elliott, Stephen) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-08MINUTE ORDER. In light of 7 defendants' status report, Department of State will complete its search for responsive records and release any non-exempt responsive materials to plaintiffs by September 29, 2017. Further, the Court adopts the following briefing schedule with regard to defendants CIA, FBI, and NSA's Glomar responses: plaintiffs must file their motion for partial summary judgment by September 18, 2017; defendants must file their combined opposition and cross-motion for partial summary judgment by October 18, 2017; plaintiffs must file their combined reply and cross-opposition by November 1, 2017; and defendants must file their cross-reply by November 15, 2017. The Court will establish a schedule for briefing issues related to responses provided by DIA and Department of State at a later date, if necessary. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge Amy Berman Jackson on 9/8/2017. (lcabj2) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-188MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by SPENCER ACKERMAN, JAMES MADISON PROJECT, NOAH SHACHTMAN (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Statement of Facts, # 3 Exhibit 1 - FOIA Requests, # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Moss, Bradley) Modified event title on 9/19/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 09/18/2017)
2017-10-189Memorandum in opposition to re 8 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration of David M. Hardy, # 3 Declaration of David J. Sherman, # 4 Declaration of Antoinette B. Shiner, # 5 Statement of Facts, # 6 Text of Proposed Order)(Elliott, Stephen) (Entered: 10/18/2017)
2017-10-1810Cross MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support, # 2 Declaration of David M. Hardy, # 3 Declaration of David J. Sherman, # 4 Declaration of Antoinette B. Shiner, # 5 Statement of Facts, # 6 Text of Proposed Order)(Elliott, Stephen) (Entered: 10/18/2017)
2017-11-0111REPLY to opposition to motion re 8 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by SPENCER ACKERMAN, JAMES MADISON PROJECT, NOAH SHACHTMAN. (Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 11/01/2017)
2017-11-0112Memorandum in opposition to re 10 Cross MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by SPENCER ACKERMAN, JAMES MADISON PROJECT, NOAH SHACHTMAN. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts (Response), # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Moss, Bradley) (Entered: 11/01/2017)
2017-11-1513REPLY to opposition to motion re 10 Cross MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE. (Elliott, Stephen) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
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