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Case TitleGiffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence v. U.S. Department of Justice
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2017cv07166
Date Filed2017-12-18
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Maria-Elena James
PlaintiffGiffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence 268 Bush Street #555 San Francisco, CA 94104
Case DescriptionThe Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence submitted three FOIA requests to the Department of Justice concerning the influence of the NRA pertaining to various judicial nominations. The Giffords Center also requested expedited processing. The agency acknowledged receipt of the requests and indicated they were being processed by the Judicial Management Division, but after hearing nothing further, the Giffords Center filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Adequacy - Search, Expedited processing, Litigation - Vaughn index, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantU.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC 20530
DefendantU.S. Department of Justice
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2017-12-181COMPLAINT for Injunctive Relief against U.S. Department of Justice ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-11959469.). Filed byGiffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(Shearer, Hannah) (Filed on 12/18/2017) (Entered: 12/18/2017)
2017-12-182Proposed Summons. (Shearer, Hannah) (Filed on 12/18/2017) (Entered: 12/18/2017)
2017-12-18Electronic filing error. This filing will not be processed by the clerks office. Re: 1 Complaint, filed by Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Please resubmit the civil cover sheet for the Northern District of California from our website at (haS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/18/2017) (Entered: 12/18/2017)
2017-12-183Civil Cover Sheet by Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (Corrected Civil Cover Sheet) . (Shearer, Hannah) (Filed on 12/18/2017) (Entered: 12/18/2017)
2017-12-194Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Maria-Elena James. Counsel for plaintiff or the removing party is responsible for serving the Complaint or Notice of Removal, Summons and the assigned judge's standing orders and all other new case documents upon the opposing parties. For information, visit E-Filing A New Civil Case at Standing orders can be downloaded from the court's web page at Upon receipt, the summons will be issued and returned electronically. Counsel is required to send chambers a copy of the initiating documents pursuant to L.R. 5-1(e)(7). A scheduling order will be sent by Notice of Electronic Filing (NEF) within two business days. Consent/Declination due by 1/2/2018. (haS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/19/2017) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2018-01-025CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.. (Shearer, Hannah) (Filed on 1/2/2018) (Entered: 01/02/2018)
2018-01-026Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 3/15/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 3/22/2018 10:00 AM. (hdjS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/2/2018) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-037Summons Issued as to U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (hdjS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/3/2018) (Entered: 01/03/2018)
2018-01-038***erroneous docket entry*** (hdjS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 1/3/2018) Modified on 1/4/2018 (hdjS, COURT STAFF). (Entered: 01/04/2018)
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