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Case TitleFirst Liberty Institute v. Department of the Air Force et al
DistrictEastern District of Texas
Case Number4:2017cv00520
Date Filed2017-07-27
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amos L. Mazzant, III
PlaintiffFirst Liberty Institute First Liberty Institute
Case DescriptionThe First Liberty Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting religious freedoms, submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Air Force for records concerning an investigation into allegations that Oscar Rodriquez was assaulted and physically removed from the retirement ceremony of Chuck Robertson. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, the First Liberty Institute filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of the Air Force
DefendantAir Force Reserve Command
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2017-07-271COMPLAINT For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0540-6398106.), filed by First Liberty Institute. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Civil Cover Sheet)(Viney, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-272NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Clyde Moody Siebman on behalf of First Liberty Institute (Siebman, Clyde) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-273NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Elizabeth Siebman Forrest on behalf of First Liberty Institute (Forrest, Elizabeth) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-27Case Assigned to Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III and Magistrate Judge Kimberly C Priest Johnson. (kls, ) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-27In accordance with the provisions of 28 USC Section 636(c), you are hereby notified that a U.S. Magistrate Judge of this district court is available to conduct any or all proceedings in this case including a jury or non-jury trial and to order the entry of a final judgment. The form Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge is available on our website. All signed consent forms, excluding pro se parties, should be filed electronically using the event Notice Regarding Consent to Proceed Before Magistrate Judge . (kls, ) (Entered: 07/27/2017)
2017-07-284Summons Issued as to Department of the Air Force. (cm, ) (Entered: 07/28/2017)
2017-07-315SUMMONS Issued as to Air Force Reserve Command. (cm, ) (Entered: 07/31/2017)
2017-08-016CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by First Liberty Institute (Viney, Elizabeth) (Entered: 08/01/2017)
2017-08-047NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Cynthia M. Schmidt on behalf of First Liberty Institute (Schmidt, Cynthia) (Entered: 08/04/2017)
2017-08-048Summons Issued as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Attorney General)(cm, ) (Entered: 08/04/2017)
2017-08-109MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Elizabeth Viney by First Liberty Institute. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Viney, Elizabeth) (Entered: 08/10/2017)
2017-08-1110ORDER granting 9 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Elizabeth Mills Viney terminated. Signed by Magistrate Judge Kimberly C Priest Johnson on 8/11/17. (cm, ) (Entered: 08/11/2017)
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