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Case TitleKhan v. National Security Agency et al
DistrictNorthern District of Illinois
Case Number1:2017cv08046
Date Filed2017-11-07
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeHonorable Edmond E. Chang
PlaintiffMohammad Waqas Khan
Case DescriptionMohammed Waqas Khan submitted a FOIA request to the National Security Agency for records concerning himself. The agency issued a Glomar response neither confirming nor denying the existence of records. Khan also submitted a FOIA request to the FBI for records concerning himself. The agency denied his request under Exemption 7(A) (interference with ongoing investigation or proceeding). Khan then filed suit against both agencies.
Complaint issues: Determination - Glomar response, Exemption 7(A) - Interference with ongoing investigation

DefendantNational Security Agency
DefendantFederal Bureau of Investigation
DefendantJohn Does X
DefendantJane Does X
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2017-11-071COMPLAINT filed by Mohammad Waqas Khan; (las, ) (Entered: 11/08/2017)
2017-11-072CIVIL Cover Sheet (las, ) (Entered: 11/08/2017)
2017-11-073PRO SE Appearance by Plaintiff Mohammad Waqas Khan (las, ) (Entered: 11/08/2017)
2017-11-135NOTICE TO THE PARTIES - The Court is participating in the Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot (MIDP). The key features and deadlines are set forth in the attached Notice which includes the MIDP Standing Order. Also attached is a checklist for use by the parties. In cases subject to the pilot, all parties must respond to the mandatory initial discovery requests set forth in the Standing Order before initiating any further discovery in this case. Please note: The discovery obligations in the Standing Order supersede the disclosures required by Rule 26(a)(1). Any party seeking affirmative relief must serve a copy of the attached documents (Notice to Parties and the Standing Order) on each new party when the Complaint, Counterclaim, Crossclaim, or Third-Party Complaint is served. (rp, ) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
2017-11-136MINUTE entry before the Honorable Edmond E. Chang: Initial status hearing set for 01/09/2018 at 9:00 a.m. The parties must file a joint initial status report with the content described in the attached status report requirements at least 3 business days before the initial status hearing. Plaintiff must still file the report even if not all Defendants have been served or have responded to requests to craft a joint report. Because the Procedures are occasionally revised, counsel must read them anew even if counsel has appeared before Judge Chang in other cases. Emailed notice (Attachments: # 1 Status Report Requirements) (slb, ) (Entered: 11/13/2017)
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