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Case TitleSMITH v. MNUCHIN et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv01796
Date Filed2017-09-01
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Tanya S. Chutkan
Case DescriptionGrant Smith, a researcher and founder of the Institute for Research Policy: Middle Eastern Policy, submitted a FOIA request in 2012 to the Department of Treasury for records concerning the names, job titles, and phone numbers of Treasury employees. The agency responded by directing Smith to its website. Smith filed an administrative appeal, arguing that the information on the agency's website was not complete. The agency denied his appeal. Smith also submitted a FOIA request to OPM in 2012 for names and titles of employees at Treasury's Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Unit. OPM referred the request to Treasury. Treasury responded in 2014, but redacted the names of all but seven employees in the Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Unit. Smith filed an administrative appeal of Treasury's decision, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, Smith finally filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantSTEVEN T. MNUCHIN Secretary, U.S. Department of Treasury
DefendantKATHLEEN MCGETTIGAN Acting Director, Office of Personnel Management
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2017-09-011COMPLAINT against KATHLEEN MCGETTIGAN, STEVEN T. MNUCHIN ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 4616086908) filed by GRANT F. SMITH. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(td) (Entered: 09/05/2017)
2017-09-01SUMMONS (4) Issued as to KATHLEEN MCGETTIGAN, STEVEN T. MNUCHIN, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (td) (Entered: 09/05/2017)
2017-09-012NOTICE OF RELATED CASE by GRANT F. SMITH. Case related to Case No. 15-cv-1431 TSC. (td) (Entered: 09/05/2017)
2017-09-013MOTION for Order To Use Post Office Box and Agent Address by GRANT F. SMITH (td) (Entered: 09/05/2017)
2017-09-014MOTION for CM/ECF Password by GRANT F. SMITH (td) (Entered: 09/05/2017)
2017-09-05MINUTE ORDER: Granting 4 Motion for CM/ECF Password. Signed by Judge Tanya S. Chutkan on 9/5/17. (DJS) (Entered: 09/05/2017)
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by FOIA Project Staff