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Case TitlePROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. et al v. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY et al
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02503
Date Filed2017-11-20
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Thomas F. Hogan
PlaintiffPROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC.
PlaintiffRYAN NOAH SHAPIRO
Case DescriptionProperty of the People and researcher Ryan Shapiro submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Army, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence for records about Black Identity Extremists. Property of the People and Shapiro also requested expedited processing. DHS acknowledged receipt of the request, but did not respond to the request for expedited processing. The U.S. Army acknowledged receipt of the request and asked Property of the People and Shapiro to narrow the scope of their request, which they did. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence failed to acknowledge receipt of the request. After hearing nothing further from any of the agencies, Property of the People and Shapiro filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Expedited processing, Fee Category - Media or Educational, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DefendantUNITED STATES ARMY
TERMINATED: 02/01/2018
DefendantUNITED STATES ARMY
DefendantOFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
DefendantDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
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2017-11-201COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, UNITED STATES ARMY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5212647) filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-202LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC. (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-20Case Assigned to Judge Thomas F. Hogan. (jd) (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2017-11-203SUMMONS (5) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, UNITED STATES ARMY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(jd) Modified on 12/15/2017 (znmw). (Entered: 11/20/2017)
2018-02-014AMENDED COMPLAINT against DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE filed by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Attachments: # 1 Summons)(Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/01/2018)
2018-02-025SUMMONS (1) Issued Electronically as to DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. (znmw) (Entered: 02/02/2018)
2018-02-236RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed on United States Attorney General. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney General 02/05/2018., RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed as to the United States Attorney. Date of Service Upon United States Attorney on 2/5/2018. ( Answer due for ALL FEDERAL DEFENDANTS by 3/7/2018.), RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY served on 2/8/2018; DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE served on 2/5/2018; OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE served on 2/9/2018 (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 02/23/2018)
2018-03-077NOTICE of Appearance by Melanie Dyani Hendry on behalf of DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 03/07/2018)
2018-03-078ANSWER to 4 Amended Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.(Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 03/07/2018)
2018-03-079ANSWER to 4 Amended Complaint by DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.(Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 03/07/2018)
2018-03-0710ANSWER to 4 Amended Complaint by OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE.(Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 03/07/2018)
2018-03-20MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report and proposed briefing schedule on or before April 19, 2018. Signed by Judge Thomas F. Hogan on March 20, 2018. (lctfh4). (Entered: 03/20/2018)
2018-03-20Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 4/19/2018 (hs) (Entered: 03/20/2018)
2018-04-1911Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to File Joint Status Report and Proposed Schedule by DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE (Hendry, Melanie) (Entered: 04/19/2018)
2018-04-20MINUTE ORDER granting 11 defendants' Consent Motion for an Extension of Time. It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report and proposed briefing schedule on or before April 26, 2018. Signed by Judge Thomas F. Hogan on April 20, 2018. (lctfh4). (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-20Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 4/26/2018 (hs) (Entered: 04/20/2018)
2018-04-2612Joint STATUS REPORT by PROPERTY OF THE PEOPLE, INC., RYAN NOAH SHAPIRO. (Light, Jeffrey) (Entered: 04/26/2018)
2018-05-14MINUTE ORDER: It is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report on or before July 13, 2018. Signed by Judge Thomas F. Hogan on May 14, 2018. (lctfh4). (Entered: 05/14/2018)
2018-05-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 7/13/2018. (hs) (Entered: 05/14/2018)
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