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Case TitleAMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE v. UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01425
Date Filed2017-07-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Royce C. Lamberth
PlaintiffAMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE
Case DescriptionThe American Center for Law and Justice submitted a FOIA request to the National Security Agency for records concerning requests by former National Security Advisor Susan Rice to unmask identifying information about Donald Trump, his family, or his campaign associates contained in electronic surveillance intercepts. ACLJ also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and granted expedited processing. However, after hearing nothing further from the agency, ACLJ filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
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2017-07-181COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5035434) filed by AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-182NOTICE of Appearance by Benjamin Paul Sisney on behalf of AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-183LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-184NOTICE of Appearance by Stuart J. Roth on behalf of AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Roth, Stuart) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-185MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Andrew J. Ekonomou, :Firm- American Center for Law and Justice, :Address- 201 Maryland Avenue, NE. Phone No. - 202-546-8890. Fax No. - 202-546-9309 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5035587. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Roth, Stuart) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-186MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Craig L. Parshall, :Firm- American Center for Law and Justice, :Address- 201 Maryland Avenue, NE. Phone No. - 202-546-8890. Fax No. - 202-546-9309 Filing fee $ 100, receipt number 0090-5035614. Fee Status: Fee Paid. by AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Attachments: # 1 Declaration, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Roth, Stuart) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-187NOTICE of Appearance by Colby Mims May on behalf of AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (May, Colby) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-188NOTICE of Appearance by Matthew Robert Clark on behalf of AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Clark, Matthew) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-18Case Assigned to Judge Royce C. Lamberth. (md) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-189SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice of Consent) (md) (Entered: 07/18/2017)
2017-07-1910NOTICE of Appearance by Abigail A. Southerland on behalf of AMERICAN CENTER FOR LAW AND JUSTICE (Southerland, Abigail) (Entered: 07/19/2017)
2017-08-0211RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 7/19/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 8/18/2017. (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/02/2017)
2017-08-0212RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 07/19/2017. (Sisney, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/02/2017)
2017-08-0813ORDER granting 5 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 8/7/17. (lsj) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
2017-08-0814ORDER granting 6 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Signed by Judge Royce C. Lamberth on 8/7/17. (lsj) (Entered: 08/08/2017)
2017-08-1815ANSWER to Complaint by UNITED STATES NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY.(Motgi, Anjali) (Entered: 08/18/2017)
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