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Case TitleCOMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02032
Date Filed2017-10-03
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Amit P. Mehta
PlaintiffCOMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE
Case DescriptionThe Competitive Enterprise Institute submitted a FOIA request to the Department of State for records concerning email correspondence involving two State Department employees containing various keywords pertaining to climate change. CEI also requested expedited processing and a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, granted CEI's request for a fee waiver, but denied its request for expedited processing. After hearing nothing further from the agency, CEI filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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2017-10-031COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5142136) filed by COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for the US Attorney, # 3 Summons for the agency, the State Department, # 4 Summons for the Attorney General)(Bader, Hans) (Entered: 10/03/2017)
2017-10-03Case Assigned to Judge Timothy J. Kelly. (sth) (Entered: 10/03/2017)
2017-10-032SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachments: # 1 Notice and Consent)(sth) (Entered: 10/03/2017)
2017-10-04Case randomly reassigned to Judge Amit P. Mehta. Judge Timothy J. Kelly is no longer assigned to the case. (ztnr) (Entered: 10/04/2017)
2017-10-123Corporate Disclosure Statement by COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE. (Bader, Hans) (Entered: 10/12/2017)
2017-10-134NOTICE of Appearance by Christopher Cochran Horner on behalf of COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE (Horner, Christopher) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-135NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF APPEARANCE as to COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE. Attorney Hans Frank Bader terminated. (Bader, Hans) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
2017-10-136NOTICE of Appearance by Sam Kazman on behalf of COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE (Kazman, Sam) (Entered: 10/13/2017)
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