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Case TitleWESTERN VALUES PROJECT v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01671
Date Filed2017-08-17
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffWESTERN VALUES PROJECT
Case DescriptionThe Western Values Project submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel for records concerning any request or effort to revisit, rescind, amend, or revoke a 2000 OLC opinion entitled Administration of Coral Reef Resources in the Northwest Hawaiian Islands. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. Western Values Project submitted a second FOIA request for records concerning communications with OLC and John Yoo and Todd Gaziano concerning presidential authority to revoke or reduce national monument designations. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request. However, after hearing nothing further on either request, Western Values Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-08-171COMPLAINT against U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5078456) filed by WESTERN VALUES PROJECT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 LRCv7.1, # 3 Summons)(Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-17Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (sth) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-172SUMMONS (3)Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-08-173LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by WESTERN VALUES PROJECT (sth) (Entered: 08/17/2017)
2017-09-144RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 8/22/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 9/21/2017. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-145RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 08/22/2017. (Hodes, Scott) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
2017-09-146RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 8/28/2017 (Hodes, Scott) Modified on 9/14/2017 to correct filing date (zrdj). (Entered: 09/14/2017)
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