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Case TitlePROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01607
Date Filed2017-08-10
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffPROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Protect Democracy Project submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Justice, the Department of Treasury, and OMB for records concerning raising the debt ceiling. The Protect Democracy Project also requested a fee waiver. All three agencies acknowledged receipt of the requests. DOJ and Treasury granted the organization's request for a fee waiver. Both agencies told the Protect Democracy Project that its requests were being put on the complex track. The Protect Democracy Project then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
DefendantOFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
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2017-08-101COMPLAINT against ALL DEFENDANTS ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5070181) filed by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhs. A-H, # 2 Civil Cover Sheet, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons, # 7 Summons)(Florence, Justin) (Entered: 08/10/2017)
2017-08-10Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (md) (Entered: 08/11/2017)
2017-08-112NOTICE of Corrected Summonses by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. re 1 Complaint, (Attachments: # 1 Summons AG, # 2 Summons DOJ, # 3 Summons OMB, # 4 Summons Treasury)(Florence, Justin) (Entered: 08/11/2017)
2017-08-143STANDING ORDER: The parties are directed to read the attached Standing Order Governing Civil Cases Before Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in its entirety upon receipt. The parties are hereby ORDERED to comply with the directives in the attached Standing Order. Signed by Judge Emmet G. Sullivan on 08/14/17. (Attachment: Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 08/14/2017)
2017-08-154Corporate Disclosure Statement by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Florence, Justin) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-08-155SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(nmw) (Entered: 08/15/2017)
2017-09-086RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/28/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/27/2017. (Florence, Justin) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-087RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/28/2017. (Florence, Justin) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
2017-09-088RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET served on 8/28/2017; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/28/2017; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY served on 8/28/2017 (Florence, Justin) (Entered: 09/08/2017)
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