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Case TitleGOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DistrictDistrict of Columbia
CityWashington, DC
Case Number1:2017cv02518
Date Filed2017-11-21
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeJudge Christopher R. Cooper
PlaintiffGOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT
Case DescriptionThe Government Accountability Project submitted a FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records concerning policies for border checks. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, GAP filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantUNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
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Complaint
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Complaint attachment 5
Complaint attachment 6
Opinion/Order [15]
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2017-11-211COMPLAINT against UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ( Filing fee $ 400 receipt number 0090-5216810) filed by GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Summons, # 5 Summons, # 6 Summons)(Burday, Joshua) (Entered: 11/21/2017)
2017-11-22Case Assigned to Judge Christopher R. Cooper. (zsb) (Entered: 11/22/2017)
2017-11-222SUMMONS (3) Issued Electronically as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (Attachment: # 1 Notice and Consent)(zsb) (Entered: 11/22/2017)
2018-01-173Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Answer or Otherwise Respond to Complaint by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 01/17/2018)
2018-01-18MINUTE ORDER granting 3 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time. Defendant's response to the complaint shall now be due by February 16, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 1/18/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 01/18/2018)
2018-01-18Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer due by 2/16/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 01/18/2018)
2018-02-144ANSWER to 1 Complaint, by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-14MINUTE ORDER: Before the Court in this FOIA case are a complaint and an answer. Since the requirements of LCvR 16.3 and Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure do not apply, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall confer and file a joint proposed schedule for briefing or disclosure by February 28, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/14/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-14Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Proposed Briefing Schedule due by 2/28/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 02/14/2018)
2018-02-275Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 02/27/2018)
2018-02-28MINUTE ORDER: In light of 5 the parties' Joint Status Report, the parties are directed to file a further joint status report by April 3, 2018 proposing a further schedule for production. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 2/28/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 02/28/2018)
2018-02-28Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 4/3/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 02/28/2018)
2018-04-036Joint STATUS REPORT by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 04/03/2018)
2018-04-06MINUTE ORDER: In light of 6 the parties' joint status report, the parties are directed to file a further joint status report by May 8, 2018 proposing a further schedule for production. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 4/3/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 04/06/2018)
2018-04-06Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 5/8/2018 (lsj) (Entered: 04/06/2018)
2018-05-087Joint STATUS REPORT and Proposed Briefing Schedule by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 05/08/2018)
2018-05-09MINUTE ORDER: In light of 7 the parties' joint status report, the summary judgment briefing schedule in this case shall be as follows: Defendant's motion for summary judgment shall be due by June 27, 2018; Plaintiff's combined opposition and cross-motion shall be due by July 27, 2018; Defendant's combined reply and opposition shall be due by August 17, 2018; and Plaintiff's reply shall be due by September 7, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 5/9/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-05-09Set/Reset Deadlines: Summary Judgment motions due by 6/27/2018. Response to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 7/27/2018. Reply to Motion for Summary Judgment due by 8/17/2018. Replies due by 9/7/2018. (lsj) (Entered: 05/09/2018)
2018-06-278MOTION for Summary Judgment , Local Rule 7(h) Statement and Supporting Memorandum by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Declaration of James V.M.L. Holzer)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 06/27/2018)
2018-07-279MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment by GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support Memorandum, # 2 Statement of Facts Statement of Genuine Issues of Fact, # 3 Statement of Facts Statement of Material Facts, # 4 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 07/27/2018)
2018-08-1710Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Combined Opposition and Reply by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 08/17/2018)
2018-08-20MINUTE ORDER granting 10 Defendant's Motion for Extension of Time. It is hereby ORDERED that Defendant's opposition and reply brief is due on or before September 10, 2018 and Plaintiff's reply is due on or before October 1. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 8/20/18. (lccrc2) (Entered: 08/20/2018)
2018-08-21Set/Reset Deadlines: Defendant's Opposition and Reply Brief due by 9/10/2018. (lsj) (Entered: 08/21/2018)
2018-09-1011Memorandum in opposition to re 9 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Attachments: # 1 Response to Plaintiff's Local Rule 7(h) Statement, # 2 Supplemental Declaration of James V.M.L. Holzer, # 3 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 09/10/2018)
2018-09-1012REPLY to opposition to motion re 8 MOTION for Summary Judgment , Local Rule 7(h) Statement and Supporting Memorandum (duplicate of Docket Entry No. 11) filed by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. (Attachments: # 1 Response to Plaintiff's Local Rule 7(h) Statement, # 2 Supplemental Declaration of James V.M.L. Holzer, # 3 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 09/10/2018)
2018-10-0113REPLY to opposition to motion re 9 MOTION for Partial Summary Judgment filed by GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT. (Topic, Matthew) (Entered: 10/01/2018)
2018-10-1214ORDER denying 8 Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and granting 9 Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/12/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 10/12/2018)
2018-10-1215MEMORANDUM OPINION re 14 Order denying Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and granting Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/12/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 10/12/2018)
2018-10-12Set/Reset Deadlines: Meet & Confer Statement due by 10/26/2018. Responses due by 11/2/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 10/12/2018)
2018-10-2416Consent MOTION for Extension of Time to Comply with Deadlines in Court's October 12, 2018 Order by UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Simon, Jeremy) (Entered: 10/24/2018)
2018-10-25MINUTE ORDER granting Defendant's 16 Consent Motion for Extension of Time to Comply with Deadlines in Court's October 12, 2018 Order. The October 26, 2018 deadline for the parties to meet and confer regarding potential search terms is now extended to November 9, 2018; the November 2, 2018 deadline for the parties, should they be unable to agree on search terms, to propose their preferred terms to the Court is now extended to November 16, 2018. Signed by Judge Christopher R. Cooper on 10/25/2018. (lccrc2) (Entered: 10/25/2018)
2018-10-25Set/Reset Deadlines: Meet & Confer Statement due by 11/9/2018. Deadline for the parties, should they be unable to agree on search terms, to propose their preferred terms to the Court is now extended to 11/16/2018. (znbn) (Entered: 10/25/2018)
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