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Case TitleCOMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01771
Date Filed2017-08-30
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Emmet G. Sullivan
PlaintiffCOMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Competitive Enterprise Institute submitted a FOIA request to the Civil Right Division at the Department of Justice concerning its investigation of the University of California-Berkeley. The agency responded to CEI by denying the records under Exemption 5 (privileges), Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding), and Exemption 7(C) (invasion of privacy concerning law enforcement records). CEI filed an administrative appeal with the Office of Information Policy. OIP upheld the denial of records under Exemption 7(A) only. CEI then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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2017-08-301COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5096060) filed by COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for the U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons for the Department of Justice, # 4 Summons for the Attorney General)(Bader, Hans) (Entered: 08/30/2017)
2017-08-30Case Assigned to Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. (sth) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-08-312SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons)(sth) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-08-313Corporate Disclosure Statement by COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE. (Bader, Hans) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-08-314STANDING 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 08/31/17. (Attachment: # 1 Exhibit 1) (mac) (Entered: 08/31/2017)
2017-09-065RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 9/6/2017, RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 9/6/2017., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 9/6/2017. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 10/6/2017.) (Bader, Hans) (Entered: 09/06/2017)
2017-09-146NOTICE of Appearance by Damon William Taaffe on behalf of UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (Taaffe, Damon) (Entered: 09/14/2017)
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