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Case TitleThe Center for Investigative Reporting et al (CIR) v. Department of Homeland Security
DistrictNorthern District of California
CitySan Francisco
Case Number3:2017cv07204
Date Filed2017-12-19
Date ClosedOpen
JudgeMagistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte
PlaintiffThe Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR)
PlaintiffBernice Yeung
Case DescriptionThe Center for Investigative Reporting submitted a FOIA request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection for records concerning its policies on expedited removal. The agency asked CIR to narrow the scope of its request, which it did. CIR also requested a fee waiver. The agency acknowledged receipt of the request, but after hearing nothing further from the agency, CIR filed suit.
Complaint issues: Failure to respond within statutory time limit, Litigation - Attorney's fees

DefendantDepartment of Homeland Security
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2017-12-191COMPLAINT against Department of Homeland Security ( Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0971-11964026.). Filed byThe Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit, # 8 Exhibit, # 9 Civil Cover Sheet)(Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 12/19/2017) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-192Proposed Summons. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 12/19/2017) (Entered: 12/19/2017)
2017-12-193Case assigned to Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte. 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. (bwS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/19/2017) (Entered: 12/20/2017)
2017-12-214Initial Case Management Scheduling Order with ADR Deadlines: Case Management Statement due by 3/13/2018. Initial Case Management Conference set for 3/20/2018 10:00 AM in Courtroom E, 15th Floor, San Francisco. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/21/2017) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2017-12-215Summons Issued as to Department of Homeland Security. (slhS, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/21/2017) (Entered: 12/21/2017)
2018-01-026CONSENT/DECLINATION to Proceed Before a US Magistrate Judge by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), Bernice Yeung.. (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 1/2/2018) (Entered: 01/02/2018)
2018-01-047CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), Bernice Yeung (Baranetsky, Diana) (Filed on 1/4/2018) (Entered: 01/04/2018)
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by FOIA Project Staff