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Case TitleReyes v. U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, et al
DistrictSouthern District of California
CitySan Diego
Case Number3:2017cv02120
Date Filed2017-10-16
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge John A. Houston
PlaintiffEmilio Reyes
Case DescriptionResearcher Emilio Reyes submitted two FOIA requests to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for records concerning California Indians identified in several different censuses. BIA denied Reyes' first request and redacted 25 pages in response to his second request. Reyes filed an administrative appeal to the agency, which was denied. Reyes then filed suit.
Complaint issues: Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
DefendantU.S. Dept. of Interior, Office of the Solicitor
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2017-10-161COMPLAINT against U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs; U.S. Dept. of Interior, Office of the Solicitor, IFP Filed, filed by Emilio Reyes. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) The new case number is 3:17-cv-2120-MMA-JMA. Judge Michael M. Anello and Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler are assigned to the case. (Reyes, Emilio)(rmc) (Entered: 10/16/2017)
2017-10-162MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis by Emilio Reyes. (rmc) (Entered: 10/16/2017)
2017-10-253ORDER OF TRANSFER PURSUANT TO LOW NUMBER RULE. Case reassigned to Judge John A. Houston and Magistrate Judge Ruben B. Brooks for all further proceedings. Judge Michael M. Anello and Magistrate Judge Jan M. Adler no longer assigned to case. Pending hearings previously set before the original Judge(s) have been transferred to the newly assigned Judge(s). Create association to 3:17-cv-01190-JAH-RBB. The new case number is 17-cv-2120-JAH-RBB. Signed by Judge Michael M. Anello on 10/23/2017. Signed by Judge John Houston on 10/20/2017. Motions set before Ruben B. Brooks.(ag) Modified on 10/25/2017 to note that all non registered users were mailed a copy of this order (ag). (Entered: 10/25/2017)
2017-11-064ORDER granting 2 Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. US Marshal shall effect service of complaint. (summons and ifp package prepared). Signed by Judge John A. Houston on 11/02/2017. (All non-registered users served via U.S. Mail Service)(jpp) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
2017-11-065Summons Issued. Counsel receiving this notice electronically should print this summons and serve it in accordance with Rule 4, Fed.R.Civ.P and LR 4.1. Summons will be mailed to plaintiffs not receiving notice electronically. (Attachments: # 1 in forma pauperis letter)(jpp) (Entered: 11/06/2017)
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