Skip to content

Case Detail

[Subscribe to updates]
Case TitlePROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC. v. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02409
Date Filed2017-11-09
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Ketanji Brown Jackson
PlaintiffPROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.
Case DescriptionThe Protect Democracy Project submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Justice for records concerning communications pertaining to the AT&T-Time Warner merger and any attempt to force Jeffrey Zucker, the head of CNN, to resign. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request and suggested that the Protect Democracy Project narrow the scope of its request. After hearing nothing further from the agency, the Protect Democracy Project filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Vaughn index, Public Interest Fee Waiver, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20530
Documents
Docket
Complaint
Complaint attachment 1
Complaint attachment 2
Complaint attachment 3
Complaint attachment 4
Complaint attachment 5
Complaint attachment 6
Complaint attachment 7
User-contributed Documents
 
Docket Events (Hide)
Date FiledDoc #Docket Text

2017-11-091COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5199609) filed by PROTECT DEMOCRACY PROJECT, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A (FOIA Request), # 2 Exhibit B (DOJ OIP letter), # 3 Exhibit C (DOJ Antitrust Division letter), # 4 Civil Cover Sheet, # 5 Summons to U.S. Department of Justice, # 6 Summons to the U.S. Attorney General, # 7 Summons to the U.S. Attorney)(Florence, Justin) (Entered: 11/09/2017)
2017-11-15Case Assigned to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. (zsb) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
2017-11-152SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 11/15/2017)
2017-12-063RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 11/24/2017 (Florence, Justin) (Entered: 12/06/2017)
2017-12-064RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 11/24/2017. (Florence, Justin) (Entered: 12/06/2017)
2017-12-065RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 11/29/2017. Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 12/29/2017. (Florence, Justin) (Entered: 12/06/2017)
Hide Docket Events
by FOIA Project Staff